Mary J. Blige shows of her surprisingly toned abs on the December 2013 cover of Shape magazine. The singer/actress just released her first Christmas album A Mary Christmas and can be seen in Black Nativity which opens on November 27th.
Mary J. Blige s is dealing more some financial issues. The singer already owes New Jersey $900,000 and now TMZ is reporting she has been hit has learned MJB has been hit with a $3.4 MIllion tax lien.
The IRS filed a federal tax lien claiming she failed to pay all her income taxes for the years 2009 ($574,907.30), 2010 ($2,203,743.53) and 2011 ($647,604.60).
Mary is also dealing with being sued for allegedly defaulting on a $2.2 million bank loan and her charity is facing a lawsuit that claims it took out a $250k loan and never paid it
Mary J. Blige covers the February/March 2013 issue of Vibe magazine. In the Style Issue the singer talks about her style evolution, what makes her feel beautiful and more. Read more
Mary J. Blige has announced a joint tour with D’Angelo. The tour kicks off on August 18th in Virginia Beach at the Farm Bureau Live. The Liberation Tour will play 20 dates with four cities confirmed so far. This marks D’Angelo first major U.S. tour in over a decade.
The Liberation Tour Schedule:
8/18 - Farm Bureau Live – Virginia Beach
8/19 - Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre – Wantagh, NY
8/21 - Bank of America Pavilion – Boston
8/23 - PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel
Black celebs decended on New Orleans for Essence Music Festival 2012. Check out some pictures and performances from the weekend. Read more
Mary J Blige sits down with Angie Martinez to discuss the Burger King controversy. She says the commercial did not turn out how she expected. She believes people took it and ran with it as an excuse to say mean and hurtful things about her. She adds the commercial was not the finished version and when she saw it, it reminded her of soft porn.