*What is going on with Mary J Blige? Her money troubles just keep following her around like a bad habit.
The singer’s financial troubles are worse than a little repossession here or a tax lien there. She’s about to be homeless in a minute.
According to the New York Daily News, she’s not been paying her rent in the upper West Side apartment since last November and she might get kicked out.
“It was for not paying back rent,” said a real estate source who has leased apartments at the building. A three-bedroom apartment at the Extell Development site, similar to the one Blige was renting, rents for $9,000 to $12,000 monthly, depending on the view and amenities.
The NY Daily News says the 42-year-old singer was there for a little more than a year before the note was plastered on the front door of the pad.
Why her money is funny is a curious question. Blige’s net worth at one point was a reported $45 million, but she’s been hit with a few copyright infringement lawsuits lately that could cost her somewhere around $1 million yearly.
Last year, New Jersey filed a $901,769 lien against her. She was also sued for failure to repay a $2.2 million personal loan.
*Robin Thicke, who was recently popped for marijuana use in NYC, and his wife, actress Paula Patton, did real good money-wise in 2009 & 2010.
But it seems they didn’t break off a lil’ sumthin’ sumthin for Uncle Sam, so now they’re dealing with the consequences.
Yep, you guessed it, the feds have put a lien on their property.
According to official documents filed in L.A. … Thicke and his super-hot actress wife Paula Patton owe the government $492,583.49 for failing to pay income taxes two years in a row.
Patton isn’t just a pretty face … she received critical acclaim for her role in 2009′s “Precious” and co-starred with Tom Cruise in the 2011 flick “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.”
But a rep for the Thicke family tells TMZ … the couple is aggressively trying to fix the problem … telling us, “They’ve already paid more than half of this and they’re working with the IRS to pay the rest.”
Since we’ve got the spotlight on Robin and Paula, they might as well perform for us, don’t you think? Well, here they are in the spicy video for “Love After War”: