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R. Kelly Owes $4.8 Million in Back Taxes

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: R. Kelly performs at at Arise Made In Africa Spring 2012 Designer Collective at Mercedes Benz NY Fashion Week Afterparty at Jumeirah Essex House on September 15, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images for Arise Made in Africa)

According to TMZ, Kelly is in the hole for $1.5 million from 2005 alone — a number that probably has something to do with the giant legal bills he was paying that year (for the peeing video, among other things). Kelly owes $4.8 million in total, for the years 2005 through 2010, and his rep says he's "working everything out." Also, hopefully, penning a special Trapped in the Closet chapter as explanation.

Photo: Donna Ward/Getty Images