Rapper Lil Wayne's Miami Beach mansion was targeted by a "swatting" call Wednesday, police confirmed, hours after someone reported, apparently falsely, that shots had been fired at the 15,000-square-foot home.
No victims, no injuries and no suspect were found at the 8-bedroom home, police said. Lil Wayne's record label confirmed that he wasn't home at the time of the call and was "okay."
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Police had earlier received a non-emergency call of shots fired at 94 Lagorce Circle, which real estate records show that a corporation managed by the rapper bought for $11.6 million in 2011. Its current market value is $9.4 million.
The calls were later released by police Thursday morning. To listen to the full version of the phone calls, click here.
Police made no contact with anyone inside the home, police said.
Lil Wayne's record label said on Twitter the rapper was "okay" and not at the home at the time.
Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr, first made headlines in 1991 at age 9 as the youngest rapper ever to join the Cash Money Records label as half of the duo The B.G.’z.
Wayne’s debut solo album “Tha Block Is Hot” was released in 1999 and went platinum. His follow up albums “Lights Out” (1999) and “500 Degreez” (2002) both went gold, but it was his 2004 fourth album “Tha Carter” (featuring the hit “Go D.J.”) that brought him international recognition.
That album was followed by “Tha Carter II” (2005) and “Tha Carter III (2008). The latter, featuring the hit “Lollipop," is Wayne’s most successful album to date and was awarded the Grammy for best rap album.
The rapper served an 8-month jail sentence in New York in 2010 after being convicted of criminal possession of a weapon stemming from a 2007 incident.
Since then, Wayne has released more albums: “Rebirth (2009), “I Am Not a Human Being” (2010), “Tha Carter IV” (2011) and I Am Not a Human Being II” (2013). In 2012 Wayne passed Elvis Presley as the male solo act with most songs on the Billboard 100 chart with 109 entries.
Wayne founded his own imprint, Young Money Entertainment, in 2005.
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