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Rapper Missy Elliott has unloaded the Aventura condo she owned for 12 years.

Miami-Dade County records show Elliott, 42, the singer of Get Ur Freak On, just sold her 4,500-square-foot apartment for $1.45 million, short of the $1.92 million asking price.

The digs are on the 19th floor of 2600 Island Blvd., in fancy Williams Island.

Elliott bought it brand new in 2002 for $1.3 million.

But the singer gutted the place and made it so outrageous that it was featured on MTV Cribs, a show about the homes of celebrities.

She built a waterfall, koi pond and several giant aquariums for which walls were brought down.

Elliott also had a bathroom destroyed so she could build a closet for her sneakers collection.

Her bed was the replica of a Ferrari, and a television would emerge hydraulically from the hood at the foot of the bed.

None of it was left when high-profile Realtor Joel Matus bought the place — except for the home theater.

“It was a little outdated so she left it,” Matus said. “I threw everything out. I got a good deal on the condo, but I’m putting $300,000 into it. It was unused.

“I’m basically building the walls back up and putting back the bathroom she knocked down. The apartment was kind of disfigured.”

white house trip

NBC 6 Chief Meteorologist John Morales just got back from his trip to the White House full of information about global warming and its effect on South Florida.

Morales was one of eight weather forecasters briefed about the findings in the latest National Climate Assessment along with President Barack Obama and top administration officials.

One thing’s for sure, Morales says: Weather events in these parts will be increasingly extreme.

“There was already unusual sudden flooding in West Palm Beach in January and recently in Pensacola, and the propensity for such events will increase,” he said. “We need to prepare.”

Morales said the controversial issue isn’t political but scientific as the report he was briefed on was the work of 300 scientists.

“It’s definitely sound science,” he said.

Controversy or not, Morales is among TV forecasters who don’t hesitate to discuss global warming on the air.

“It’s not something I do daily or even weekly,” he said, “but I do it when I need to.”

The coolest about being at the White House?

“Meeting [presidential dogs] Bo and Sunny,” he said.

movie news

In the wake of pop star Selena Gomez being named as a witness in a nasty Miami lawsuit against BF Justin Bieber, one of her films shot in Florida with state incentives is embroiled in controversy.

Spring Breakers, a 2012 flick more about post-pubescent Gomez and co-star Vanessa Hudgens rocking bikinis on Gulf Coast beaches than about the story, is at the heart of a lawsuit between producers.

One, L.A. entrepreneur Wicks Walker, claims that, despite the film making a $4 million profit, the only money he has seen is $483,000 — and that was in state tax credits.

According to court docs, he put in $700,000 after Gomez and male lead James Franco threatened to walk.

No response yet from the defendants, the Davie-based film company Spring Breakers LLC and owners Chris Hanley and Jordan Gertner.

Read more Jose Lambiet stories from the Miami Herald

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