TMZ is reporting American singer-songwriter R. Kelly owes the IRS over $4.8 million in back taxes. The balances due:
2005 – $1,472,366.77
2006 – $710,520.51
2007 – $376,180.11
2008 – $1,122,694.90
2009 – $173,815.18
2010 – $992,495.24
Kelly is probably best known for his hit “I Believe I Can Fly,” which was featured on the soundtrack to the 1996 film Space Jam.
More recently, Kelly wrote and directed the popular hip hopera series “Trapped in the Closet.” Last March Kelly confirmed a new set of videos for the series will be released later this year.
Kelly’s representative said the artist “is in the process of working everything out with the government and is confident that all his obligations will be satisfied.”
A revenue-sharing agreement with the IRS on proceeds received from the new “Trapped in the Closet” videos would not be the first of its kind. See Willie Nelson.