(AllHipHop News) Even with a national scandal consuming the I.R.S. over the last week, the government agency still continued its pursuit of missing taxes from high-profile citizens. The latest celebrity to have to face the tax man is the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige.
According to TMZ, Blige is being accused of not paying all of her federal taxes in 2009, 2010, and 2011. The I.R.S. says that the “I’m Goin’ Down” singer owes a total of $3,426,255.43.
Blige’s financial troubles also include over $900,000 in back taxes owed to the state of New Jersey, and in February the Grammy winner was sued for allegedly defaulting on a $500,000 loan from Bank of America.
Prior to that lawsuit, she and her husband were accused of defaulting on a $2.2. million Signature Bank loan in November of 2012.
Blige’s federal tax issues became public two weeks after Lauryn Hill, her duet partner on “I Used To Love Him,” was sentenced to three months in prison for unpaid taxes.