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Lil Wayne's home raided by police

LIL Wayne's Miami Beach mansion has been raided by police.

The 33-year-old rapper's home was stormed by police on Tuesday who seized assets as he had failed to pay a $2 million judgement to an aeroplane leasing company, Signature Group, as well as a further $200,000 of legal fees.

The 'Lollipop' hitmaker - whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr - is believed to have an art collection worth more than $30 million and several pieces have been removed from the property by police.

In helicopter footage of his sprawling estate, authorities can be seen removing items and placing them into a lorry with several of his sales plaques being taken.

According to TMZ, an expert was taken into his home to value items worth seizing to satisfy the debt.

Wayne - who served eight months in prison in 2010 for criminal possession of a weapon and marijuana - was not at home during the raid and is believed to be in Los Angeles, where he was seen at a strip club on Monday.

And although his security team attempted to prevent police from entering the home, a court order stated Miami-Dade County Sheriff's deputies should break the locks to get in if necessary.



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