R. Kelly Owes Nearly $5 Million to IRS

What is really goin on? First we hear Mary J. Blige’s FFAWN Foundation didn’t pay Uncle Sam. Then we hear that Lauryn Hill failed to pay the feds. And now it’s news about R. Kelly who owes the IRS $4.8 million, a total covering the five-year period between 2005 and 2010. TMZ reports he owes $1,472,366.77 just for 2005 alone.

A spokesperson for the R&B legend tells TMZ, “R. Kelly is in the process of working everything out with the government and is confident that all his obligations will be satisfied.” No word yet on why Kellz failed to pay up.

Let’s hope they get it straightened out, because Kelly is slated to be the headliner for the Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay, Jamaica this July.