Latest Tea on Ginuwine
By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Looks like R&B singer Ginuwine may have more problems on his hands than his troubled relationship with his daughter. According to reports, he’s actually very close to filing for bankruptcy and a recent divorce from Solé is partly to blame.
The New York Daily News writes:
The news of the downfall came during a pretrial hearing pitting Ginuwine — real name Elgin Baylor Lumpkin — against Robert Reives, executive producer of his hit debut album, “The Bachelor.”
“Mr. Lumpkin is very close to declaring bankruptcy,” Ginuwine’s lawyer, Bruce Beckner, said. “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.”
Beckner attributed the money trouble to a recent divorce from his wife, the rapper Solé.
Reives says he is owed royalties from a $1.25 million five-album deal Ginuwine signed with Sony, and seeks as much as $250,000.