MIAMI (Reuters) - Police were called to the Miami Beach home of rapper Lil Wayne on Wednesday after reports of shots being fired, according to police.
Miami Beach police said they received a call on a non-emergency line from a person stating he had shot four people at the home and needed assistance.
Police, some wearing bullet-proof vests, quickly surrounded the 9-bedroom home valued at $9.2 million in an exclusive neighborhood and TV images showed a SWAT truck arriving on the scene.
Local media, citing representatives for the rapper, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr, was not in the home at the time of the reported incident.
No ambulances were called to the scene and police told reporters outside the house that a preliminary investigation showed no indication of any shots being fired. However, it was unclear if police had entered the house to check for possible victims.
The 32-year-old rapper has been one of the genre's top artists since beginning his career at age 11 in his hometown of New Orleans.
In addition to arrests for marijuana possession, he was sentenced to a year in prison on a 2007 charge of attempted possession of a gun in New York after police found a weapon on his tour bus.
(Reporting By David Adams; Additional reporting by Bill Trott; Editing by Sandra Maler)