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Ginuwine Headed for Bankruptcy

Ginuwine Headed for Bankruptcy


R&B singer Ginuwine is on the verge of bankruptcy, according to his lawyer.

The singer’s attorney made the revelation during a court hearing in New York City as part of a legal battle with music producer Robert Reives, the brains behind Ginuwine’s 1996 debut album, Ginuwine… The Bachelor.

During the pre-trial hearing, the lawyer representing Ginuwine, real name Elgin Lumpkin, disclosed the star’s financial troubles, blaming the problems on his recent divorce from his rapper wife Sole, according to the New York Daily News.

Attorney Bruce Beckner told Manhattan Federal Court, “Mr. Lumpkin is very close to declaring bankruptcy. He owes my firm a ton of money and a bunch of other people a ton of money. He owes Uncle Sam 300-odd thousand dollars in back income taxes.”

Reives is suing Ginuwine for as much as $250,000 in royalties which he claims he is owed from the star’s five-album deal with Sony Records. His attorney, Mike Meier, cast doubt on Ginuwine’s financial problems in court documents, which read, “Despite the repeated representations before the court of defendant’s counsel that defendant has lost his large fortune … defendant has spared no expense in this proceeding to try every angle and every new legal theory his lawyers could come up with.”

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Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.


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