Mary J Blige was revealed to owe the state of New Jersey $900,000 in back taxes earlier this year, but turns out, the fun doesn’t end there. She’s now been hit with another massive tax bill, this one totaling a mindblowing $3.4 million. Uh oh.
The IRS filed a federal tax lien against the Grammy winner, claiming she failed to pay all her income taxes for the years 2009 ($574,907.30), 2010 ($2,203,743.53) and 2011 ($647,604.60).
Tax bill grand total: $3,426,255.43. Translation: A LOT OF FREAKING MONEY.
Of course, the IRS needs to get in line … the State of NJ says MJB still owes $901,769.65 in back taxes. Blige is being sued for allegedly defaulting on a $2.2 million bank loan and her charity is facing a lawsuit that claims it took out a $250k loan and never paid it back.
Blige’s rep tells us, “Mary has been and is continuing to work with her new team to resolve all these issues as quickly as possible.”
Damn. I freaked out when I realised I owed the government a grand, and they hounded me for that money like there was no tomorrow, so I bet Mary’s in deep shit. I don’t think she’ll be footing anyone else’s bill for a long time.
Mary J. Blige has not been so lucky when it comes to finances. Between being a cool lady and footing the bill for other people to having her charitable organisations – a woman’s scholarship fund and foundation – investigated for fraud, mo’ money definitely brought mo’ problems (I had to, shut up). The picture’s just getting bleaker now, though, as she apparently owes the state of New Jersey a hefty $900,000.
Just when you thought Mary J. Blige’s financial problems couldn’t get any worse … TMZ has learned the singer has been hit with a $900,000 tax lien in the State of New Jersey.
Blige — who was JUST sued earlier this month for allegedly defaulting on a $500k bank loan — is now on the hook for $901,769.65 in back taxes to the Garden State, this according to official documents obtained by TMZ.
The tax lien is the latest in a string of financial woes for the Grammy winner — just last year, Mary J. was sued for allegedly defaulting on a $2.2 million bank loan .. and before that, her charity was sued for not paying back a $250k loan.
Back in May, Blige blamed the charity’s financial issues on the staff — saying, “The problem is that I didn’t have the right people in the right places doing the right things.”
We reached out to Blige’s camp for comment on the tax lien — but so far, radio silence.
Damn, $900k? I used to get anxious borrowing $20 from my best friend before payday when things got tight, so I can’t even process that. Let’s hope the state of NJ has a payment plan!
Damn, can these ladies sing or what? However, I personally prefer Florence Welch‘s tribute to Amy, which you can check out right here, despite it’s craptastic quality:
Really, now, no comparison, right? We’re all in agreement here that Florence was definitely way more spot-on in channeling and shooting off a tribute to Amy Winehouse than, say, Kelly Clarkson with her snippet of “Since You’ve Been Gone,” yes?