Police Raid Lil Wayne's Mansion, Seize Assets

Rapper owes $2M for leased private jet
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 4, 2015 10:59 AM CST
Police Raid Lil Wayne's Mansion, Seize Assets
Lil Wayne performs at the Lil Weezyana Fest at Champions Square on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in New Orleans.   (Photo by Cheryl Gerber/Invision/AP)

Police officers entered Lil Wayne's Miami mansion by force Tuesday and carted out the rapper's stuff on dollies, the Miami New Times reports. After a long legal battle, a judge found in September that Lil Wayne owes Signature Group $2 million thanks to unpaid bills for a private jet he leased, and Signature Group asked to be allowed to take the rapper's assets from the $11 million home, which is currently listed for sale. A judge authorized the move Friday; TMZ reports that the rapper's security refused to allow deputies entry, but the court order allowed authorities to enter by force if necessary.

WSVN reports that police left with items including paintings, skateboards, autographed football helmets, and one of the rapper's Cash Money Records Plaques. TMZ reports that Lil Wayne had $30 million worth of art in the mansion, and police left with some of the pieces; they apparently brought along an expert to tell them the value of various pieces. (Click to see what Christina Milian has to say about her split from Lil Wayne.)

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