By Maurice Bobb
The Internal Revenue Service wants to know “What’s the 411?” on Mary J. Blige not paying her taxes. According to TMZ, the R&B Queen owes $3,426,255.43 to Uncle Sam for unpaid income taxes for the years 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Records show that the IRS officially filed a federal tax lien in February in Bergen County Court against the My Life singer, adding to her already substantial financial woes, which include $901,769.65 in back taxes owed to the state of New Jersey and lawsuits: one against her charity, The Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now, for failing to pay back a $250,000 loan and another by Signature Bank for defaulting on a $2.2 million loan.
If that weren’t enough, the nine-time Grammy Award winner was also sued in New York state supreme court by Bank of America, who allege that the Bronx-born chanteuse took out a $500,000 loan and only paid a portion of it back. The bank is seeking $514,000, which is the total amount of the unpaid principal of the loan plus interest.
“The problem is that I didn’t have the right people in the right places doing the right things,” Mary said last May.