Celebrity Tax Tuesday - Mary J. Blige Liquidates Mansion
Mary J. Blige, the Queen of Hip-hop/Soul and multi-platinum Grammy winner, listed her home in Saddle River, NJ for $13 million. Blige is neighbors there with rapper and reality show star Rev Run, hip hop's Wyclef Jean, and talk show host Rosie O'Donnell.
The R&B singer has had problems with money in the past that includes the 900,000 tax lien from the State of New Jersey and a federal tax lien of $3.4 million which is still unpaid on the said property. Yikes.
The home boasts eight bedrooms in a13,000 square-foot chateau that stands on a 4.2-acre lot, which she bought at $12.3 million in 2008.
The French-style manor is made of stone and stucco and includes a sauna, indoor basketball court, home theater, wine cellar and tasting room, and a pool and pool house. Moreover, it has two dining rooms, two living rooms and a six-car garage. It has a total of 25 rooms!
Although Blige has obviously yet to cry “Wolf!”, she will be playing the Wicked Witch of the West in NBC's live production of "The Wiz!" this December.