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The R&B singer, who is in the midst of a bitter legal separation with Martin ‘Kendu’ Isaacs, filed an Income and Expense Declaration in a Los Angeles court on August 8, after she was given a temporary order to pay him $30,000 a month.

Blige, 46, filed for divorce from Isaacs in July last year, citing irreconcilable differences after nearly 13 years of marriage. Isaacs later demanded spousal support claiming the star left him with ‘no source of income.’

Documents obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com, 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. 

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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.’ 

Isaacs, on the other hand, who formerly served as Blige’s manager, had a gross monthly income of $43,977 based on commissions.

Following Blige’s divorce filing, he claimed his estranged wife’s decision to fire him has left him with ‘no source of income.’

In June, a judge ordered the 46-year-old to pay Isaacs temporary spousal support of $30,000 per month. He had originally sought $130,000.

He wanted the Grammy winning songstress to help him pay for expensive meals out, a housekeeper and to generally help him maintain his ‘lavish lifestyle.’ 

According to his court papers Isaacs specifically wanted Blige to cover the majority of the $116,250 he spends per month. He also wants her to cough up $5,000 a month to support his parents and $4,971 a month in support for his two children from a past relationship.

Blige had been fighting against his request, accusing him of blowing money on his ‘girlfriend’ and claiming it as business expenses. 

Earlier reports claim Isaacs had an affair with singer Starshell, who is Blige’s protege. 

In court documents, she accused him of taking $420,000 and using it for what he called ‘travel charges,’ over a two-year period insisting the money was not spent on business-related activities or on activities that involved her.

In a note to her ‘Gross Cash Flow Available for Support’ Blige’s accountant states: ‘However, based on the summary of travel expenses prepared by [Chief Financial Officers of ASCOT Travel Services], Martin Isaacs incurred $419,299 of travel expenses over the period of March 2014 through August 2016 which were deducted as business expenses.

‘Accordingly, we added these amounts back to taxable income since they are non recurring.’  

Previously TMZ had reported that Blige was ‘outraged’ over payment requests from her husband following their split, stating: ‘I am not responsible for supporting [Martin’s] parents and his children from another relationship which he lists as ongoing monthly expenses.’

Court papers also show the recording artist claimed the former couple’s estate is ‘underwater’ to the tune of $10 million and Isaacs contributes nothing to expenses and upkeep. 

We will definitely be keeping Mary in our prayers. We echo Love B. Scott’s sentiments on a new album for her, but we wonder will she have to pay Kendu alimony too. Two words of recommendation for you Mary, “File Bankruptcy!”

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#RIP…Aretha Franklin (@ArethaFranklin) Passes At the Age of 76; Celebrities Mark Her Passing on Social Media

The loss of any life is a true tragedy, and a time to reflect and honor that person’s absence. Today, we pause to do the same as we are deeply saddened to report R&B diva, Aretha Franklin, has passed at the age of 76.

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The loss of any life is a true tragedy, and a time to reflect and honor that person’s absence. Today, we pause to do the same as we are deeply saddened to report R&B diva, Aretha Franklin, has passed at the age of 76.

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Aretha Franklin, as known as “The Queen of Soul,” due to her gospel music and blues roots, was one of the greatest singers of all time. She is greatly revered by other legendary singers like Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight; and influenced the sound of careers of singers like Whitney Houston, Lauryn Hill, Mariah Carey, and still countless others.

Ms. Franklin passed earlier today at 9:50 AM from “advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type, which was confirmed by Franklin’s oncologist, Dr. Philip Phillips of Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit,” in a statement from her family. Her death comes just three days after it was reported to CNN anchor, Don Lemon, that Aretha was now in hospice care.

A few celebrities have also remembered her in their own way:

 

This is a great loss and a tragedy that millions of people are mourning today. This amazing woman touched so many lives, made so much amazing music, and is now immortalized through her life’s work as one of the greatest singer to have ever graced the face of this Earth. Our thoughts, prayers, well wishes, condolences, and love are with her family and friends during this dark hour.

Below we have posted a few of our favorite songs by Aretha Franklin. We definitely encourage you to share your own, or even comment your memories or experiences with Ms. Franklin. May she now fly high, God Bless.

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Really? Tyrese Says He’s Too Broke to Pay Estranged Wife’s Attorney Fees!

The last two years of Tyrese’s life feel like one long soap opera that just keeps on dragging out story lines. Just when we thought the R&B would be laying low for awhile more news pops up about his finances. Apparently Tyrese is saying he cannot afford his lifestyle nor to pay his estranged wife, Norma Gibson’s, attorney fees.

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The last two years of Tyrese’s life feel like one long soap opera that just keeps on dragging out story lines. Just when we thought the R&B would be laying low for awhile more news pops up about his finances. Apparently Tyrese is saying he cannot afford his lifestyle nor to pay his estranged wife, Norma Gibson’s, attorney fees.

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Tyrese just filed docs responding to Norma Gibson‘s request for him to pay for her divorce attorney, and they reveal some serious monthly expenses. According to the docs, Tyrese says he’s dropping about nearly $114k each month for his mortgage, child care, groceries, utilities and $10k in child support payments to Norma.

Here’s where that number becomes a problem — Tyrese says in the docs he’s only bringing in $51k on average each month. Doesn’t take a math genius to see he’s in the red. In fact, he says his savings have dwindled from $800k in cash last November to just $130k now.

He’s also blaming Norma for his lack of income these days — saying the negative coverage he got last year when she accused him of domestic violence … has made it hard for him to book movie work.

We are not really sure what to make of Tyrese’s claims. We do know for a fact he gets royalty checks for his past albums and he has made millions of dollars off The Fast & The Furious franchise. If he is broke, and that is a big IF, then where has his money gone? We really hope this custody battle between he and Norma is resolved soon and that Tyrese seeks professional help to get through his recent crises. What do you guys think? Is Tyrese really broke or do you think he is playing the system and avoiding giving Norma those coins? Sound off in the comments’ section below!

 

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Lebron James (@KingJames) Includes “Pose” (@poseonfx) Trans Actresses in IG Post Praising Women of Color

Lebron James is a winner hands down, off and off the court. Besides being the NBA’s top player and making hundreds of millions of dollars, he is also giving back to the community by opening schools, doing charitable work, and challenging the Trump Administration every step of the way. Yesterday, Lebron spread some of that love to Women of Color everywhere, praising the slew of publications with minority women on their covers; the trans actresses from FX’s hit series, Pose.

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Lebron James is a winner hands down, off and off the court. Besides being the NBA’s top player and making hundreds of millions of dollars, he is also giving back to the community by opening schools, doing charitable work, and challenging the Trump Administration every step of the way. Yesterday, Lebron spread some of that love to Women of Color everywhere, praising the slew of publications with minority women on their covers; the trans actresses from FX’s hit series, Pose.

Check out his post below:

Lebron’s post has made waves everywhere with many praising his love of women of color, and other calling him an outright racist. His inclusion of transwomen of color was not missed, however, as trans activist and writer, Janet Mock, and Web Star, Toni Bryce, both praised him for his inclusion. Check out Janet’s tweet and Toni’s IG story below:

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Again, Lebron is AMAZING and now we also know he is progressive. Keep giving all the ladies love Lebron, we are here for it!

 

 

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