Mary J. Blige's charity FFAWN is under investigation for financial scandal

What’s The 411: Mary J. Blige’s FFAWN Charity Has Loan Defaults, Missing Money, And Has Allegedly Been Issuing Bad Checks!

- By Bossip Staff

Blige founded the charity in 2007 with a former record-company executive, and the duo tapped their celebrity network.

Pinkett Smith sat on the group’s board in 2008. Jay-Z, with whom Blige toured in 2008, joined in 2009.
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.

While her charity is mired, Blige’s career is soaring. She is starring in the movie “Rock of Ages,” opening in a few weeks.

Jay-Z gave FFAWN $25,000 and Stoute $35,000 in 2009. Gucci ponied up $50,000 and Walmart $33,500 that year.

Mary J. Blige’s charity, meant to empower women, has missing money and unpaid bills, including:

* $60,000 raised by sales of perfume that is unaccounted for

* An unpaid bill of $167,252 for musicians who played at a 2011 benefit concert

* Default on a bank loan of $250,000

* $18,000 spent on a press conference in 2008

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