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00s music icon arrested with their mum in massive home raid over ‘unpaid TV’-Alistair McGeorge-Entertainment – Metro

The 34-year-old star’s home was raided on Thursday.

00s music icon arrested with their mum in massive home raid over ‘unpaid TV’-Alistair McGeorge-Entertainment – Metro

Sean Kingston was reportedly arrested hours after his mother Janice Turner (Picture: Johnny Louis/Getty Images)

Sean Kingston has reportedly been arrested on fraud charges after a raid on his Florida mansion.

The 00s rapper, who topped the charts in 2007 with his hit Beautiful Girls, was taken in by police in California during a show at an Army Base in the Fort Irwin area.

As reported by the Associated Press, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office said the 34-year-old star was taken in without incident, hours after his 61-year-old mother Janice Turner was arrested.

A SWAT team had raided his 14,000 square foot home in Southwest Ranches, Fort Lauderdale.

Further details are not available due to an ongoing investigation, but attorney Dennis Card, who saw Turner’s arrest, said the arrests are in part related to a lawsuit he filed against the rapper earlier this year over a 232-inch television.

In February, Card accused Kingston of defrauding the Florida company that installed the 17-feet TV set.

Police raided his Florida mansion earlier in the day (Picture: Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

Kingston wasn’t home at the time of the raid (Picture: Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

He told AP: ‘It is amazing what you can get away with if you are a celebrity.
‘He creates this larger than life, “I am rich” persona. His mother is a necessary component in this.

‘He presents himself as a family-oriented guy, “I’m taking care of my mom,” but she knows full well what is going on.’

Ver Ver Entertainment claimed Kingston contacted them in September last year about buying the huge $150,000 Colossal TV, and having it installed.

His mother Janice Turner was arrested after the raid (Picture: Albert L. Ortega/WireImage)

It’s alleged he said he and Justin Bieber – with whom he collaborated on 2010 single Eenie Meenie – would do commercials for the owners in return for a lower down payment and credit.

It’s said that months later, he paid $30,000 and had the TV installed, but no further payments were made, nor any commercials.

Card added: ‘[Bieber] is 100% not involved in this. He had the misfortune of doing some work in the past with Sean, and Sean drops his name like crazy.’

Between his mother’s arrest and himself being taken in, Kingston wrote in a since-deleted Instagram post: ‘People love negative energy!

‘I am good, and so is my mother! … My lawyers are handling everything as we speak.’

Kingston rose to fame with 2007 hit Beautiful Girls (Picture: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

Attorney Robert Rosenblatt, who is representing both the rapper and his mother, said in a statement to AP: ‘We are aware of some of the allegations.

‘We look forward to addressing these in court and are confident of a successful resolution for Shawn and his mother.’

Meanwhile, pop star Kingston is currently on two years’ probation for trafficking stolen property, according to records from the Florida Department of Corrections.

In 2006, Turner pleaded guilty to bank fraud for stealing $160,000, and she was jailed for almost 18 months. has contacted reps for Sean Kingston for comment.

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