Soul legend Anita Baker is no longer a wanted woman after a judge in Michigan withdrew an arrest warrant issued over an outstanding home decorating bill.
The veteran singer hit headlines last week (19Mar14) when a lawyer for Ray A. Smith Painting & Decorating bosses, who had worked on her Gross Pointe home, accused her of failing to show for a court hearing relating to allegations of an outstanding payment of $15,000 (£9,375).
Baker took to her Twitter.com page on Thursday (20Mar14) to reveal her shock after learning about the warrant from a Tv report, writing, "Whattt??!! (sic)... sittin' (sic) in the kitchen watching this on Tv. Big time crazy. Atty (attorney) on his way to Tv Station. Devil sho (sure) is busy."
The 56 year old had apparently been unaware of the legal action taken against her, and her lawyer managed to get the warrant dismissed on Monday (24Mar14).
However, Wayne County Circuit Judge Edward Ewell ruled that the lawsuit would still be allowed to continue and set a new hearing for April (14).
The plaintiffs filed papers against the star in 2011.