Miami-Dade Police raided Lil Wayne’s beachfront mansion on Tuesday after the rapper failed to make payments on a leased jet, officials said.
The raid took place at around 3 p.m. at Wayne’s 15,101-square-foot house on La Gorce Island in Miami Beach, where lawyers and police rummaged through the rapper’s belongings. Wayne was in Los Angles at the time.
“The process took several hours,” said Alvaro Zabaleta, a police spokesperson, but the scene was cleared by Tuesday night. The Miami-Dade Police’s Court Services Bureau conducted the raid.
Wayne has recently been in legal trouble over unpaid bills.
According to court documents, Wayne — whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter — leased a Gulfstream II twin engine business jet from a Miami-based company, Signature Group, but suddenly stopped paying the $55,000-a-month lease. Signature sued and won a $2 million court judgment from Wayne in September.
Signature provided the court with an affidavit on Oct 30 from a real estate agent who “attested that there were assets inside” the home. The judge granted a warrant for the raid, which allowed Signature lawyers to enter the home and remove property to sell.
County officials have released little information about what was taken, or its value.
Wayne’s mansion, in the 90 block of La Gorce Circle, has eight bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and 120 feet of waterfront. Wayne bought the three-story mansion for $11.6 million in 2011 and it was recently assessed at $9.4 million, according to county property records.