R. Kelly 'owes another $1m in taxes'

ILLINOIS - Legendary singer-songwriter R.Kelly has accrued another million dollars on his tax tab, it is being reported.

According to documents filed in Illinois, the I Believe I Can Fly singer owes America a cool $1,379,695.11 for unpaid taxes for the year 2011.

TMZ carries the report and were also the first to reveal that Kelly, 45, owed $4,848,072.71 in unpaid taxes for the years 2005-2010.

This means that his total $6,227,767.82.

A spokesperson for Kelly told the website: 'He takes this very seriously and is already communicating with the IRS about the payment process to quickly resolve the issue.'

Kelly, born Robert Sylvester Kelly, is often referred to as the King of R&B, and is  is recognized as one of the most successful R&B artists of all-time.

A native of Chicago, Illinois, Kelly began performing during the late 1980s and debuted in 1992 with the group Public Announcement.

In 1993, Kelly went solo with the album 12 Play.

He is known for a collection of major hit singles including Bump n' Grind, Your Body's Callin, I Believe I Can Fly, Gotham City, Ignition (Remix), If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time, The World's Greatest, I'm a Flirt, and the hip-hopera Trapped in the Closet.

In 1998, Kelly won three Grammy Awards for I Believe I Can Fly.

    Post a comment

    Readers are kindly requested to refrain from using abusive, vulgar, racist, tribalistic, sexist, discriminatory and hurtful language when posting their comments on the Daily News website.
    Those who transgress this civilised etiquette will be barred from contributing to our online discussions.
    - Editor

    Your email address will not be shared.