Mary J. Blige is again in a world of financial trouble, having just been hit with a tax lien for not paying her taxes in the State of New Jersey. This isn’t the first time that the singer is in the spotlight for financial issues.
TMZ has obtained documents that show that the singer has failed to pay her taxes, amounting to a debt of $900,000 (€672,746) – and the Tax Man is now telling her to pay, or else.
“Blige – who was JUST sued earlier this month for allegedly defaulting on a $500k [€373,747] bank loan – is now on the hook for $901,769.65 [€674 069.1] in back taxes to the Garden State, this according to official documents,” TMZ reports.
The same media outlet reached out to the singer for comment on this but, as of the time of writing, got no response back.
As also noted above, this isn’t the first time that Blige is in the papers for having grave financial problems.
In 2012, for instance, she was sued for defaulting on a huge bank loan from TD Bank, of $2.2 million (€1.64 million), while her charity was accused of not paying back a loan of $250,000 (€186,873).
To state the obvious, that’s a lot of money
When contacted for comment on the latter, the singer tried to argue that, if such a thing happened, it wasn’t her doing, but rather an instance of bad management.
“The problem is that I didn't have the right people in the right places doing the right things,” she said at the time, refusing to take any kind of responsibility for how disastrous her finances had become.
As far as we know, both cases are still pending resolution. Besides the comment above, Mary has never addressed the issue publicly.