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DJ Khaled buys $26 million Miami Beach home from inventor of ‘Baby on Board’ sign

The superstar recording artist and hip-hop personality DJ Khaled is doubling down on his South Florida roots.

Khaled, who began his career spinning records for the Miami-based WEDR 99 Jamz in 1998, has signed a contract to plunk down $25.9 million for a five-bedroom, 13,000 square-foot waterfront home in Miami Beach, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The seller is Michael Lerner, the mogul who created the “Baby on Board” signs in the 1980s. Lerner listed the property in 2016 for $29.5 million. Lerner bought the one-acre lot in 2013 for $4.95 million and built the mansion intending to live it in himself before deciding to relocate to Palm Beach.

Superstar DJ Khaled is buying this five-bedroom home in Miami Beach for a reported $25.9 million. DOUGLAS ELLIMAN

The estate features an elevator, an 80-foot swimming pool, a safe room, a four-bedroom guest house and a private dock on Indian Creek.

Khaled is a prolific music producer and recording artist who has worked with practically every big name in the hip-hop and R&B fields, including Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Pitbull, Lil Wayne and Mary J. Blige. He has released 10 albums, with his 11th scheduled to drop sometime in October.

Khaled is also a formidable social media presence, with more than four million Twitter followers, and known for having livestreamed the birth of his son Asahd on Snapchat in October 2016.

DJ Khaled unveiled a new line of home furnishings branded “We Are the Best Home” at El Dorado Furniture in August. GETTY IMAGES

In August, Khaled launched a new line of home furnishings, called “We the Best Home,” with El Dorado Furniture. The name was spun off Khaled’s production/management company We the Best Music, which he launched in 2006.

Eloy Carmenate and Mick Duchon of Douglas Elliman represented the seller in the transaction. Orli Rudolph of NextHome Realty Professionals represented Khaled.

The new Miami Beach home of DJ Khaled includes a private dock on Indian Creek. DOUGLAS ELLIMAN

The view from the patio of DJ Khaled’s new Miami Beach home. The superstar recording artist is paying a reported $25.9 million for the mansion. DOUGLAS ELLIMAN