Mary J. Blige's career is going from strength to strength, but according to the IRS, the star owes more than $1 million in back taxes.
According to a filed IRS tax lien obtained by Bossip, Blige did not pay taxes on income from 2016 and 2017. The lien filed was to the tune of $1,198,161.
According to Bossip, Blige still has outstanding federal tax liens totaling millions from when she was still married to her ex-husband and former manager Kendu Isaacs. Blige's new lien suggests that despite her split from Isaacs, she is still experiencing trouble handling her taxes.
Back in February 2018, Blige opened up to Vulture about her financial situation:
"I'm just being straight-up honest," she said. "I never wanted to do all this stuff, but after what 'I've been through and the mess that 'I'm in … You have to pay those taxes. 'It's good to see what you have and what you 'don't have — and why are we paying this person $5,000 a week?" she said.
At the time, Blige had reportedly been ordered to pay Isaacs $30,000 in temporary spousal support, and owed the IRS $6.5 million for eight years of back taxes, according to reports.