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Mary J. Blige's


New $900k Tax Lien

2/17/2013 5:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Just when you thought Mary J. Blige's financial problems couldn't get any worse ... TMZ has learned the singer has been hit with a $900,000 tax lien in the State of New Jersey.

Blige -- who was JUST sued earlier this month for allegedly defaulting on a $500k bank loan -- is now on the hook for $901,769.65 in back taxes to the Garden State, this according to official documents obtained by TMZ.

The tax lien is the latest in a string of financial woes for the Grammy winner -- just last year, Mary J. was sued for allegedly defaulting on a $2.2 million bank loan ..  and before that, her charity was sued for not paying back a $250k loan.

Back in May, Blige blamed the charity's financial issues on the staff -- saying, "The problem is that I didn't have the right people in the right places doing the right things."

We reached out to Blige's camp for comment on the tax lien -- but so far, radio silence.


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They say crack is one helluva drug. Just sayin'

610 days ago


All you need is to hire a good tax person and--poof--no problems. Ever think of that, Mary?

610 days ago

Debbie Alexander    

and what did her t-shirt say? I kill babies. Karma Mary....Karma

610 days ago

Steve Martin    

Mary J scammer, typical. Why do so many people in the public eye have a god complex and think they are above the law. Jail time is in your future Mary. Nice wig BTW.

609 days ago

roberta oliver    

some thing is going on what her stop talking and pray for her.

609 days ago

Jeffery Sanders    

I believe it is important that Mary needs a financial consultant to go over her debts and possible ways to take care of them. Otherwise this will continue getting worse. Tax debt with the State of New Jersey can be resolved through a payment plan. However, before offering any money to the state to pay off the debt it is imperative to consult a tax advisor or an Enrolled Agent to make sure this repayment will not create economic hardship for her.

581 days ago


It’s not easy for me (and I think for many others also) to understand why some celebrities make debts and don’t pay them off. In case you have a steady income and it’s not just a few thousands of dollars per month, is it so hard for you to pay your bills in time? It’s clear why people living through faxless loans don’t pay off their loans, they just have no money and their small income doesn’t allow them to cover all the expenses. I think that people should be more responsible when they borrow money, it’s always easier to get cash from someone than to take it out from your own wallet and pay back.

564 days ago
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