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Singer Failed To Pay Taxes In 2009, 2010, 2011
Hip hop soul queen Mary J. Blige owes a substantial amount of money in back taxes to the Internal Revenue Service. TMZ reports that Blige owes taxes for the years 2009, 2010 and 2011. In total, the iconic singer owes .4 million.
Additionally, Blige owes the state of New Jersey 0,000 in back taxes.
Blige’s finances have come under scrutiny over the past few years. A charity she founded has been accused of borrowing 0,000 and failing to pay the debt. She also owes a personal loan debt of approximately .2 million.
By Maurice Bobb
The Internal Revenue Service wants to know “What’s the 411?” on Mary J. Blige not paying her taxes. According to TMZ, the R&B Queen owes ,426,255.43 to Uncle Sam for unpaid income taxes for the years 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Records show that the IRS officially filed a federal tax lien in February in Bergen County Court against the My Life singer, adding to her already substantial financial woes, which include 1,769.65 in back taxes owed to the state of New Jersey and lawsuits: one against her charity, The Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now, for failing to pay back a 0,000 loan and another by Signature Bank for defaulting on a .2 million loan.
If that weren’t enough, the nine-time Grammy Award winner was also sued in New York state supreme court by Bank of America, who allege that the Bronx-born chanteuse took out a 0,000 loan and only paid a portion of it back. The bank is seeking 4,000, which is the total amount of the unpaid principal of the loan plus interest.
Mary has yet to comment on her latest tales of monetary woe, but last year, she blamed her charity’s pecuniary issues on the staff.
“The problem is that I didn’t have the right people in the right places doing the right things,” Mary said last May.
Tags I.R.S., Mary J. Blige
Mary J. Blige has a steep hill to climb when it comes to fixing her messy finances. Get the deets on her .4 million tax lien and a recap of her other money woes inside…
Fans of Mary J. Blige may be getting a really GOOD album in the future, because the "411" is there’s more "Drama" in the "Life" of "Mary". You like that good wordage huh?
You’ll recall that folks have been concerned about Mary’s finances for many many years. First, we had reports that her charitable organization FFAWN (Foundation For The Advancement Of Women Now, Inc.) failed to make good on a few loans, and then we heard rumors that MJB was falling behind on her rent in NYC. Now…we’re getting the full story on what she owes Uncle Sam. Here come the Growing Pains: TMZ reports that she owes for the years 2009 (4,907.30), 2010 (,203,743.53) and 2011 (7,604.60) totaling .4 million!
To pay off that bill, the Queen of Soul will need The Breakthrough. And don’t forget, she still owes 1,769.65 in back taxes to the state of New Jersey and she allegedly defaulted on a .2 million bank loan! Hmm…it might be time for a new collection of Bad Boy remixes. Lawd Mary!
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Mary J. Blige has held the Queen of Hip-Hop R&B title for too long, and sold too many albums, to be having financial problems like these. The “Be Happy” singer has been hit with a .4 million dollar federal tax lien.
Mary J. Blige’s financial woes have QUADRUPLED — on top of the 0k she allegedly owes the Garden State, TMZ has learned MJB has been slapped with a .4 MILLION bill from Uncle Sam.
The IRS filed a federal tax lien against the Grammy winner, claiming she failed to pay all her income taxes for the years 2009 (4,907.30), 2010 (,203,743.53) and 2011 (7,604.60).
Tax bill grand total: ,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 1,769.65 in back taxes. Blige is being sued for allegedly defaulting on a .2 million bank loan and her charity is facing a lawsuit that claims it took out a 0k loan and never paid it back.
We reached out to Mary’s team for comment — so far nada. We also alerted them to TurboTax.
Blige was hit with the 0K tax bill from New Jersey in February.
Whatever you do Mary, don’t blame your tax troubles on slavery. That didn’t work out too well for Lauryn Hill.
Spitta gives us a performance footage clip for his New Jet City track, “Mary.” In case you missed it, check out the Cookin’ Soul-mashed Live En Concierto EP.
PepsiCo DROPS Mountain Dew Spokesman Lil’ Wayne Over CONTROVERSIAL Emmett Till Lyric + Mary Mary Rock EBONY Cover, Tina Campbell Admits To Trying To STAB Husband Over His INFIDELITY,
Lil’ Wayne has lost his Mountain Dew endorsement following criticism over his "Emmitt Till" lyric. Find out what PepsiCo said inside and hear what Mary Mary told EBONY Magazine about Erica‘s solo project and the infidelity that rocked Tina’s marriage. Read more inside…
It seems like the good folks at Mountain Dew are paying closer attention to the rappers they associate their brand with, now that they’ve also dropped Lil Wayne from the roster. A few days ago, we told you about the embarassing ad the company yanked featuring Tyler, The Creator and now they’ve bowed to public pressure and fired Lil’ Wayne too.
Lil’ Wayne, who has been appearing in Mountain Dew ads since 2012, infuriated the family of Emmitt Till, after his "Karate Chop" song included the lyric, "Pop a lot of pain pills, ’bout to put rims on my skateboard wheels … beat that p***y up like Emmett Till."
Though he sent a letter apologizing to the family, it was rejected by the descendants and along with mounting criticism from the public, Pepsi Co announced late Friday that Weezy’s "offensive reference to a revered civil rights icon does not reflect the values of our brand." These rappers gonna learn today…
Though the company did not provide any specifics, the departure was confirmed by Sarah Cunningham, a publicist for Lil Wayne who covered up by saying the split was due to "creative differences… That’s about all I can tell you at this time."
For those who may not recall the specifics of the legendary Mississippi murder, Emmitt Till was a 14-year-old Black child who was beaten and disfigured beyond identification for allegedly flirting with a white woman in 1955. And this is how Weezy described his sexual prowess.
And on magazine racks….
Mary Mary duo (Tina & Erica Campbell) cover EBONY Magazine’s June 2103 issue, which celebrates Black Music month. Inside the shockingly candid interview, the reality tv stars open up about infidelity and Erica’s decision to go solo.
Here are the highlights:
Tina on discovering her husband was having an affair:
“Once I became aware [of the affair], I initially wanted to kill my husband…I was considering adjusting the will, the living trust and all that kind of stuff. I did physically try to stab him. Several times…I never got to the point of physical harm, not really, but my words…My words hurt. ”
Erica on husband going into the ministry:
“I feel like my husband has been called to minister…Now I said, ‘Lord, when I first started dating this guy he worked for Death Row Records, but he was from the church. That was a perfect combination for me: a little street, a little church.’”
Damn Tina! Not stab his ass AND change the will.
And in celebration of Father’s Day, EBONY spotlights Ziggy Marley, Chris Paul, Mike Tyson Cory Booker and other celebs who express gratitude and appreciation for what their fathers taught them.
The "Mary Mary" issue of EBONY hits magazine stands on May 7th.
Mary J. Blige, Angela Bassett & Forest Whitaker’s Official Flicks From “Black Nativity” + Malinda Williams CO-HOSTING Aspire’s New TALK SHOW “Exhale”
New stills from the upcoming film Black Nativity starring Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, and Mary J. Blige have been released. See the official photos inside and find out about ASPIRE’s New "Exhale" talk show with co-host Malinda Williams.
New stills from the set of the film Black Nativity (November 27th) just hit the net and we get to see singer Mary J. Blige in her role as a guardian angel…with a platinum ‘fro.
Jennifer Hudson, who plays Naima (the mother of Langston) will also be among the musical talents who lend their voices to the film. She’ll be joined by Nas, Luke James and Tyrese.
The film will centered around Jacob Latimore’s Langston (shown above) who will discover the true meaning of faith, healing, and family during a Christmas visit to the home of his estranged relatives Reverend Cornell and Aretha Cobbs (Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett).
And heading to the airwaves…..
ASPIRE, the cable network started by entertainment mogul Magic Johnson, has announced the creation of a new talk show, "Exhale", targeting African American women. Styled after ABC’s hit, "The View" the new chat fest will be on limited cable, instead of syndication, co-hosted by actress Malinda Williams, journalist Angela Burt-Murray, actress and comedian Erin Jackson, "Awkward Black Girl" creator Issa Rae, author Rene Syler.
Produced by Lynne Robinson and Black Robin Media, fans can expect to see the shows’ eight-episode first run will kick off in June, coinciding with the network’s one-year anniversary. ‘Bird’ on a talk show? This should be interesting….
Aspire’s General Manager Paul Butler spoke of the new gab fest saying, “We are thrilled to add ‘Exhale’ to our lineup of original programming. This fresh, hip and candid new series will enlighten audiences with its broad range of topics relevant to the community.”
Will you be watching?
Mary J. Blige joined her celeb friends in Puerto Rico for Loren Ridinger‘s daughter’s wedding this weekend. And MJB hit the beach with her hubby Kendu Isaacs during their down time. Pics of the couple chillin’ on a mini vacay inside….
Along with the Boshes, Marc Anthony & fam and more, MJB spent some bikini beach time with her husbandger Kendu Isaacs yesterday:
The 42-year-old "Betty & Coretta" star has been facing all kinds of financial turmoil this year. But clearly she’s not letting it stop the show.
Gotta love a good beach frolic with a lavish wedding to boot.
By Victoria McCarthy
Iggy Azalea will appear on this Sunday’s episode of MTV2′s “Week in Jams,” and guest host Po Johnson played a round of “Marry, F—, Kill” with the Aussie native, who will release her debut album The New Classic later this year. Her choices: Charlie Sheen, Justin Bieber, and Jams’ own Charlamagne Tha God.
After some playful banter, Charlamagne and Iggy decided that they were best off as f— buddies, leaving it at that. “I like you, so I’ll f— you,” Iggy told, “but I won’t be with you forever.” To which Charlamagne cheekily replied, “And I’ll appreciate the favor.”
Now left with the excruciating choice of who to marry and who to kill between Charlie Sheen and the Biebs, Iggy looked to that factor which guarantees a relationships success: money. “You think Charlie Sheen is richer? Alright f— it I’m marrying him… Kill Bieber.”
Tune into The Week In Jams at 11PM ET on MTV2, Sunday night.
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We finally get to see Gabrielle Union in action in her brand new BET project, "Being Mary Jane." Check out the super quick promo inside, plus Miguel‘s new socially conscious video for "Candles In The Sun."
It’s almost here. The Akil‘s newest BET creation starring Gabby Union is on its way.
Gabby told the media at a promo shoot months ago:
"Being Mary Jane" is basically about a television host, who has her own show, and how she balances her life. Between wanting to talk about hard hitting news and other stories, she shuffles through her own personal morals. It’s about her trying to stand up for what she believes in but also keeping her ratings. She also struggles with the idea of being raised with the same morals, values and opportunities, throughout her family and being the only one to make it. How does that change the family dynamic? Her family comes from the upper-middle class, but she is the only one out of her siblings that is doing well. Her lack of a love life and the poor choices that she has made are also explored.
Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick and plenty more also co-star in the pilot movie (that will possibly turn into a series). We hear from those who attended the screening that it’s great!
And in music videos:
"Adron" singer Miguel just dropped another video from his most recent album, Kaleidoscope Dream. For his "Candles In the Sun" visuals, Miguel takes a look social, religous and political issues and expresses his thoughts in his own way.
About his bold black & white video directed by Sarah McColgan, Miguel says:
“It’s so easy to ignore what’s right in front of us sometimes. I wanted to create a song and visual that addressed my everyday concerns of life as I know it in the world that we live in.”