R. Kelly In More Trouble
R. Kelly just can not seem to catch a break. In recent months, it was reported that the R & B crooner owed $4,848,072.71 in unpaid taxes. His tax obligation spanned five years, starting in 2005 all the way up to 2010.
Now it seems the “Trapped in the Closet” singer owes even more money to Uncle Sam. According to courts documents from Illinois, Mr. Kelly owes an additional $1,379,695.11 in unpaid taxes. The additional amount is money that he owes for the year 2011.
One has to wonder what R. Kelly’s accountant has been up to and if he is still on the payroll, Mr. Kelly may need to reconsider his choice of hire.
Talking to TMZ, Kelly’s rep. said,
”He takes this very seriously and is already communicating with the IRS about the payment process to quickly resolve the issue.”
There may be hope for Kelly tackling his huge tax bill. On October 13, the R & B singer will launch his Single Ladies tour in Columbia, South Carolina. Kelly will be joined by singer, Tamia on the tour.
Earlier in the year, Kelly had throat surgery and then also suffered some complications after the surgery. Kelly even cancelled some appearances due to his complications from surgery. Even after his set-backs, he will start the tour in October.