R&B star Mary J. BLIGE is facing legal action from bank officials in New York over a $2.2 million (£1.4 million) loan.

A lawsuit was filed against the No More Drama hitmaker and her husband Kendu Isaacs in New York State Supreme Court on Wednesday (28Nov12).

According to the papers, Signature Bank bosses are seeking to recoup the loan, which they allege the couple took out in October last year (11) - and defaulted on in July (12).

They're also demanding $58,000 (£36,000) in interest.