R. Kelly Owes Nearly $4.8 Million In Unpaid Taxes

R. Kelly is in the red with unpaid back taxes.

R. Kelly owes a staggering $4.8 million in back taxes.

According to TMZ, the IRS filed documents revealing how much the singer-songwriter owes to the federal government. The sums of unpaid taxes date back to 2005: $1,472,366.77 ('05), $710,520.51 ('06), $376,180.11 ('07), $1,122,694.90 ('08), $173,815.18 ('09) and $992,495.24 ('10). The total amount due is $4,848,072.71.

A representative for Kellz released a statement regarding the issue, explaining that he's working out settling his debt. "R. Kelly is in the process of working everything out with the government and is confident that all his obligations will be satisfied," said the rep.

Last year, the Pied Piper was faced with a $2.9 million foreclosure lawsuit on his Chicago, Illinois home for holding back on payments to the bank.

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27 Comments

  • Tax Expert

    If the IRS prepared return, this is not the actual balance that he owes. R. Kelly needs to file his returns to amend what the IRS calculated for him, this might significantly lower his tax debt.

  • Luke

    Washed up artists consider these funds their "nest egg" to make it through their life. Giving it to the government is out of the question because it would make them normal again.

  • Burmy

    Hey urban music...is this the HOPE and CHANGE you voted for back in '08? Clinton never went after nobody...Bush only went after one person...Obama's goin' after all of hip-hop! You made a HUGE mistake on November 3, 2008...here's hoping you don't repeat it on November 6, 2012. GARY JOHNSON (LIBERTARIAN) IN 2012

  • W H O K N O W S

    dat ain't shit for Kellz.. he been in the game way too long to sweat dat shit.. FUCK THE IRS!!! FUCK TAXES!!! AND FUCK EVERYBODY TALKIN' DOWN ON ARTIST WHO HAVE TAX ISSUES.. THEY STILL GOT MO' MONEY THAN ALL OF US!!! HATERS!!!

  • uhh

    Do white artist ever face tax problems?? It's wild cuz I never hear like "N'Sync owes taxes" or "Kid Rock owes taxes" or "Gunz n Roses owes taxes" (insert your own artist)....and trust me I know some Hip-Hop artist spend a lot of money on things that don't appreciate in value but damn every month I'm hearing about an artist I thought was secure (money wise) who is really broke. If you owe 4.8 million and could pay it you would have done it already so your broke.

  • FUCK BLACK PEOPLE

    NIGGERS LOSING MONEY MAKES ME SOOOOOOOO SATISFIED!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    R.Kelly to bussy picking up young girls and paying them off he forgot one important thing, you got to pay your taxes Son! the FED will be the Piper and take all you got

  • FuKKK R. KKKelly

    Stay losing washed up negro, stay losing.

  • FUCK THE FEDS

    I WOULDN'T PAY MY TAXES EITHER!!!!!!!!!! REBEL POWER!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    he payed off all those lil girls he fucked just like MJ

  • Anonymous

    HEEELL Y EEEZZZ NIKKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST BOUGHT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE-DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CRE-DIT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!

  • youngsta

    another old ass nigga who can't pay his taxes. lol. i'm tellin yall niggas, young niggas know how to handle their money. why don't you see them in tax trouble and shit?

    • Anonymous

      Yeah this has got to be one of the dumbest comments I read. Young niggas know how to handle their money? smh Dumbass fuck boy

    • Yo!

      All of these "old niggas" with money problems were young niggas without money problems. The problems usually come later, idiot. This is definitely on my top 10 dumbest comments that I've ever read on HHDX.

  • kennyken

    man i just don't understand.

  • dentaldamboy

    Remember when Nas and R Kelly did a song together and Nas said "owe me back like you owe your tax"? Now both Nas and R Kelly are old and washed up and Wayne has the game on lock. Things worked out well for all of us down here at YMCMB.

    • Anonymous

      lol. fail. you are hating on Kells and Nas and you can't even get your facts right.

    • YESSIR

      DENTALDAMBOY...U BROKE ASS NIGGA..U KNOW DAMN WELL U DONT NEED NO DAM...HAVE FUN WAISTING UR TIME AND MONEY PUTTING THAT SHIT U BROKE ASS NIGGA

    • truth

      The song you're talking about is Nas & Ginuwine. The song that Kells & Nas did was Did You Ever Think; both songs came out right around the same time though. Anyway, it makes no sense that with all the money that Kelly has made, even in recent years, that he didn't stay on top of his taxes. He better pay Uncle Sam that money quick or he'll be in Ron Isley's old cell.

  • BORN IN 86

    WHEN HE WAS SPENDING ALL THOSE MONEY , HIS MIND WAS TELLING HIM NO BUT HIS BODY WAS TELLING HIM YES !

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