Legendary songstress Anita Baker was the topic of many a conversation yesterday when it was revealed that she had a warrant out for her arrest.
A Michigan judge issued a warrant for the arrest of the 56 year-old soulful singer earlier this week after she failed to appear for a court hearing in a dispute with the company involved in the renovations to her Detroit-area home.
Baker hit the tweets just hours after news of her arrest warrant hit the net stating:
Ray A. Smith Painting & Decorating company claimed that Baker owes them $15,000 for work done on her Detroit, Michigan home and reportedly filed suit against the singer to retrieve their payment.
Baker’s attorney, Jamal Hamood, told the Associated Press that he plans to file a motion to cancel the warrant, as he claimed that Baker was never served with papers and didn’t know that she’d been sued.
Hamood also added that Baker is out of town and will remain out of town until things are cleared up.
Fortunately, that might be sooner rather than later, as the attorney for the houseware company said that he does not want to see the legendary songstress jailed.
Baker also hit the tweets to follow up with her concerned fans and thanked them for the support and prayers…
Hopefully Baker’s warrant will be rescinded soon, so that she can return to her home in Detroit without threat of arrest.