After her Burger King fiasco (click HERE for a reminder) it looks as though Mary J Blige is still the target of negative publicity. According to the NY Post, the R&B singer’s charity foundation may be a scam:
The New York music star’s charity is supposed to empower women but instead has no office, no phone number — and hundreds of thousands of dollars in missing donations.
It failed to file its federal tax returns for 2010, which were due last November, along with its annual state-charity registration. The charity has now been hit with two lawsuits — one claiming the group stiffed musicians at its 2011 fund-raising gala and another saying it defaulted on a $250,000 loan, The Post has learned.
Blige, known as the “queen of hip-hop soul,” touted the charity’s success on the “Today” show in late 2010, saying, “I sent 25 women to college.”
What’s more, Blige contributed only $25,000 to her organization in 2009. The sum was a pittance from a performer whose album sales and concerts grossed $43.5 million in 2008, according to Billboard.