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.”
May 21, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
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!
February 18, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
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?
December 20, 2011 at 12:30 pm by Sarah
…seriously. I would have cut off my boob and given it to you in a Ziplock had you come to me and offered to trade me a Rock the Bells ticket for it. So… if you invent time travel… and you have an extra ticket to the show… and a plane ticket to New York… and you have any interest in one small (AA) right breast…. let’s talk.
Why was the show such a big deal? The return of Lauryn Hill, duh. It’s been ages since Lauryn released the most important album of my lifetime, went crazy and then disappeared. But for some reason she agreed to perform at Rock the Bells. And if you don’t know how big of a deal that is, maybe the fact that she brought Jay-Z, Beyonce, Alicia Keys and Mary J. Blige out on stage with her might be an indication of her importance. Mary J! Beyonce! Jay-Z! Performing with Lauryn Hill! I would have died! Would you not have died?
August 30, 2010 at 12:00 pm by Molls
Everyone was at Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party last night. Everyone! Kelsey Grammer was there and he doesn’t even make music! The cool thing about this party though is that I feel like we got a little taste of what the fashion is going to be like tonight at the Grammys. In my personal opinion, the stars always look best at the Grammys. It’s a much more casual award show and rock stars and musicians are less likely (or more likely, depending on who we’re talking about) to make a huge to-do about their outfits. From these photos, I’m thinking we’re going to see a lot of distressed pieces and sparkles tonight.
January 31, 2010 at 12:45 pm by Molls
Because I forget.Â What is it I’m supposed to do tomorrow?Â I’m fuckingÂ sick of the election and ready for November 5th.Â “Vote for Change” has become the equivalent of “whassup” and “that’s hot.”Â Entertaining for like two seconds and then annoying for all eternity.Â
So here’s the question:Â Everything I read says Obama is going to win by a landslide.Â Does anyone out there think McCain still has a shot?Â
Jay-Z, Sean Combs (I refuse to play along withÂ his name changes), Russell Simmons, Jesse Jackson Jr.Â andÂ Mary J. Blige got together for a Last Chance for Change rally in Miami.Â I think that’s the equivalent of aÂ last chance workout on The Biggest LoserÂ where everyone freneticallyÂ starts doing jump tricep bench dipsÂ in hopes that it’ll make aÂ difference at the final weigh-in.