Price of Birdman’s Miami Beach mansion reducedDecember 13, 2018
It looks like Birdman‘s loss will be someone else’s gain.
After the rapper and record producer, whose given name is Bryan Williams, was evicted from his baller mansion, his personal belongings were placed in storage, and the 10-bedroom, 14-bath waterfront home went on the market for $15.5 million last month.
The massive estate initially went on the market for $20 million in 2017, when Birdman’s creditors began to chirp. Since then, it’s been nothing but drama for the Cash Money impresario.
Birdman slashed the price to $16.9 million shortly before the South Florida Business Journal reported he was facing $12 million foreclosure proceedings. The bank was ready to reclaim not only the 19,970-square-foot home, but also a 26,040-square-foot Miami office building that’s home to his Hit Factory Criteria Recording Studios.
From there, it got worse. According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the producer was ordered to immediately surrender possession of all keys and security system access to the compound in January. All personal items within the home—including platinum records gracing the walls, a pool table, and dozens of pairs of shoes—were all confiscated and placed in storage.
The home sat in limbo for several months this year—a judge made sure the property couldn’t be sold or transferred until legal issues and repairs were resolved. And it appears all is well on that front—the home went on the market again on Nov. 6.
According to The Blast, Birdman recently filed a claim to get his personal property back. Among the items listed in the court filing? Old stereo engineering equipment, 70-plus pairs of shoes, a box of sweatpants, and 14 sweaters. He’s also requesting music awards, including a BET Award, MTV Award, and the platinum record plaques he received for recordings by Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Lil Wayne (whom he mentored) be returned.
It’s unclear whether a buyer will get any of Birdman’s personal items, but one can only hope those gold upholstered chairs in the two-story great room are part of the deal.
Among the luxe features a buyer will definitely acquire are a 3,500-square-foot master suite created by combining three bedrooms. There are also two wine cellars, a boat dock, a movie theater, a climate-controlled garage, a beach volleyball court adjacent to a pool, and an outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven.
Williams bought the 2004-built Miami Beach mansion for $14.5 million in 2012, and immediately set about tricking it out, reportedly to the tune of millions. But the 100 linear feet of waterfront and the clear views of Miami Beach, downtown, and surrounding areas needed no improvements.
Williams, 49, has worked with a number of big-name musicians, including Destiny’s Child and Funkmaster Flex.
He is engaged to pop singer Toni Braxton.
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