Mary J Blige Owes $6.5 Mil in Back Taxes, But Still Has to Pay Kendu $30k a Month in Support

Year 2017 continues to be a tumultuous year for Mary J. Blige who, after filing for divorce from husband Kendu Issacs and ordered to pay $30,000 in spousal report, is reportedly in debt to the Internal Revenue Service.

In a new report via Daily Mail UK, Blige is reportedly on the hook with the IRS to the tune of $6.5 million dollars.

Documents obtained exclusively by, reveal the star earns $326,930 a month – with royalties and earnings from her production company being her main source of cash.

But the paperwork also showed Blige is in hock to Uncle Sam as she owes ‘unpaid back taxes of approximately $6.5 million for the years 2008 through 2016.’

The singer made a note of her debt after reporting a change in income due to a ‘large reduction in my royalties’ over the past year.

Expense records show she currently pays $14,000 a month for her Los Angeles rental and $2,340 for her two Mercedes-Benz.

Her monthly expenses also include mortgage interest, insurance, and real estate taxes for her three homes across New York and New Jersey.

In 2015, Blige put her eight-bedroom, ten-bathroom, Saddle River, New Jersey mansion up for sale, but it remains on the market.

It was listed as ‘un-rentable’ along with her property in Cresskill which has been boarded up by the city and is in a state of ‘disrepair.’

Issacs initially requested spousal support in addition to continued financial support of his parents and children. Blige says her ex-husband had been carrying on an affair with her protege Starshell and using business funds for personal reasons.