Mary J. Blige and her husband, Martin Isaacs, have been hit with a heavy IRS tax lien of $3.4 million. The IRS filed notice of the lien on Feb 7th in response to, apparently vast, unpaid taxes. The lien is against the couple's house in Cresskill,New Jersey, a town about 15 miles outside of New York City.
According to court documents, Blige owes the IRS more than $574,000 for the 2009 tax year, more than $2.2 million for 2010 and more than $647,000 for 2011.
In addition to the lien Blige allegedly owes $900,000 in back taxes to the state of New Jersey according to TMZ. Over the last year the 42-year-old singer faced nearly $3 million in lawsuits for accumulated bank loans and received a notice in February for failing to make back rent payments on her apartment in New York City as well.
The R&B singer has sung about a lot of sadness, tears and heartbreak over the years, but if this tax issue doesn't get cleared up soon, Blige may encounter her greatest tragedy yet.
In an interview with TMZ Blige explained, “The problem is that I didn’t have the right people in the right places doing the right things ... This should have never been allowed to happen, but it did and now we are fixing it.”
Let's hope so. We don't want to be without you, Mary.