Rapper Lil Wayne. (AP Photo)
Rapper Lil Wayne was the latest victim of “swatting,” which is the act of deceiving an emergency service into dispatching an emergency response based on false reports.
An audio recording obtained by TMZ, the swatter claims he had shot four people at the 15,000-square-foot Florida home of Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter Jr. “I’m in Dwayne’s house. I just shot four people. I’m killing whoever else I see. I don’t if you’re a cop or not. I’m shooting to kill everyone and everything,” the swatter told the dispatcher on the audiotape.
The prankster then went on to say he was at the Miami Beach mansion and waiting for someone to come.
A Miami Beach police office stands at the scene near where police responded to a report of shots fired at the home of rapper Lil Wayne, Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in Miami Beach, Fla. Miami Beach police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez says police units responded Wednesday after an unknown person called on a police non-emergency line at 12:40 p.m. to say four people had been shot at the waterfront home. Rodriguez says there was no evidence of a shooting or any victims outside the home. Officers, including a heavily armed SWAT team, planned to enter the house later. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
According to police, a team was dispatched to Carter’s home, but when they showed up, the house was empty of alleged victims and suspect, NBC Miami reported.
Carter’s record label Young Money sent a message on Twitter saying, “Wayne is okay. Wasn’t home during alleged events.”
Police has not tracked down the person responsible for this phone call.