Mary J. Blige is facing some financial troubles.
Bossip has obtained documents that accuse the singer of neglecting to pay taxes on the incomes she made in 2016 and 2017. The documents claim that the IRS has filed a tax lien against Blige claiming that she owes $1,198,161 in back taxes, she has not responded to the claim as of Tuesday.
This isn’t the first time Mary J. has had financial issues. She has been sued multiple times for defaulting on loans of varying amounts from $500,000 to up to $2.2 million. She also had another tax issue in 2013 in which she supposedly owed close to $3.5 million in unpaid taxes.
On top of the mounting lawsuits, don’t forget Blige is still paying $30,000 a month in spousal support for her ex-husband Martin “Kendu” Isaacs. That’s $360,000 a year, if anyone is counting.
According to PEOPLE Magazine Blige claimed Isaacs spent more than $420,000 during their marriage on “travel charges” that involved a woman he was having an affair with, not her, and asked that the court throw out the spousal support, but was unsuccessful at that attempt.
Blige called Isaacs a con artists, that never really loved her.
In a 2018 interview with Vulture Blige told the magazine “I’m just being straight-up honest. I never wanted to do all this stuff, but after what I’ve been through and all the mess that I’m in, you have to pay those taxes.”
It looks like despite that quote she still hasn’t managed to get total control over her expenses and financial situation.
Mary J. Blige is expected to drop her 13th studio album My Life II… There’s Something About Me, My Self & MaryJane (Act 2) late this year. She is currently on tour with Nas, which is expected to wrap up in September.