After accounts from a few months back reporting that Hip-Hop/soul queen Mary J. Blige was getting evicted from her NYC penthouse, TMZ reports the IRS has filed a tax lien for $3.4 million, which is the total unpaid taxes from years 2009, 2010, and 2011.
This comes on top of the singer’s already-extended debt: A year ago, her foundation The Mary J. Blige and Steven Stoute Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now (FFAWN) was hit with a suit that claimed the organization failed to pay back a $250,000 loan, and another by Signature Bank for slow pay on a $2.2 million loan. Then in February of this year, it was reported that Mary owed $901,769.65 in back taxes to the state of New Jersey alone.
And unfortunately, that’s not the end of it; Blige is also facing a pending lawsuit from The Bank of America, who claims she only partially paid back a loan for $500,000.
Mary hasn’t publically addressed her financial troubles, but last May, she addressed FFAWN’s financial shortcomings, holding to task those she put in place to manage the finances.
"The problem is that I didn't have the right people in the right places doing the right things," Mary said on a 2012 radio interview.