Mary J. Blige tax lien: $900,000 back taxes add to singer’s financial problem

By on Feb 18, 2013 in Entertainment, Hollywood, United States Comments

Mary J. Blige is now being hit by a $900,000 tax lien, with the 9-time Grammy Award winner’s financial problem seemed to be piling up and getting worst. This latest back taxes problem comes after Bank of America filed a lawsuit against her for allegedly defaulting on a $500,000 loan.

Mary J Blige

Mary J. Blige
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According to TMZ on Sunday, February 17, 2013, they obtained a copy of the official document stating that the New Jersey State filed a $901,769.65 tax lien against Mary J. Blige over unpaid taxes. No other information was revealed, except that it was filed by Garden State, the “nickname” of New Jersey.

As noted in the report, the 42-year old hip hop and R&B singer was also sued last November for allegedly defaulting on a $2.2 million bank loan made in June 2012. That time, Signature Bank filed the case in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan, aiming to recover the original loan plus $58,000 in interest.

Back in February 2012, it was also reported that The Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now Inc. was accused of mishandling funds and cheating scholarship students. TMZ noted that her charity was sued for not paying back a $250,000 loan.

“The problem is that I didn’t have the right people in the right places doing the right things.” The ‘Family Affair’ singer was quoted in her statement back in May, apparently putting the blame on the charity’s staff. Blige, who has sold over 50 million albums worldwide, has not yet issued any official statement on her latest financial woe.



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