Ginuwine is heading for divorce and is struggling with financial related issues following hit singles like "Pony" and "Differences."
Confirming where he stands, following a New York Daily News exclusive, Ginuwine took to Instagram to confirm that his wife, rapper Sole, has nothing to do with his financial predicament and a current legal battle over royalties.
"I need to address yesterday's rumor because it is not totally accurate and I don't want my wife being made out to be the bad guy here. We are NOT yet divorced, but we ARE currently separated and working towards coming to our own agreement, without lawyers, to amicably and fairly divorce. We've kept it quiet because it is really no ones business but ours and our family's. Therefore, reports that she left me "broke" are untrue. She has been a good wife and mother and my poor choices and actions over many years have lead to this," Ginuwine wrote. "I am on a path of becoming a better man and part of that is taking responsibility for my own choices and behavior in life, so that's what I'm doing by releasing this statement. I thank everyone who has been there for us through these trying times. You are appreciated. God bless."
In a report published by the New York Daily News, Ginuwine's own attorney, Bruce Beckner, alleged that Ginuwine not only owes his firm money, but owes many entities funds, including the government.
"Mr. Lumpkin is very close to declaring bankruptcy. He owes my firm a ton of money and a bunch of other people a ton of money. He owes Uncle Sam 300-odd thousand dollars in back income taxes," Beckner told the daily news alleging that his money troubles stem from his divorce with Sole, which Ginuwine says is not true.
All of this came out in Manhattan Federal Court, where Ginuwine's former manager, Robert Reives, claims that he has not been paid royalties from Ginuwine's deal with Sony.
Ginuwine insists that Reives is owed nothing from their alleged short-lived contract in 1996.