Miami Beach Police responded Wednesday afternoon to the home of Lil Wayne after getting a call saying four people inside had been shot … but it turned out to be a case of “swatting.”
Police took the incident seriously, clearing the area outside the home before making their way inside to determine it was all a hoax.
It’s the second time police went to the home in less than two weeks. They previously went out to check on a suspicious person who had been lurking outside the home.
The call came in at 12:40 p.m. on a non-emergency line, Miami Beach police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez said. The caller claimed four people had been shot at the waterfront home on an exclusive Miami Beach island.
The responding officers, including a heavily armed SWAT team, found no evidence of a shooting, no victims and no gunman. Rodriguez also said the owner of the home — Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter — was not there at the time.
The rapper’s representative, Chris Chambers, said Lil Wayne was in a recording studio when the incident took place.