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An arrest warrant has been issued for Gospel and R&B singer Anita Baker for failure to pay for services rendered.


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Baker’s latest legal issue involves her sprawling Grosse Pointe estate. Ray Smith Painting and Decorating claims Baker never handed over more than $15,000 she owed the company for work done inside her home.

“We certainly would have liked to resolve it before now. We just want to try to get my client his money,” said attorney Daniel Gerow.

Gerow claims Baker has failed to pay up and failed to appear in court, which is why she is now wanted.

“We’re not trying to give her any hard time or anything unnecessary. We just would like to collect the money for my client. He’s owed the money, and that could end it all right then,” said Gerow.

The bench warrant for Baker’s arrest was issued yesterday.

This is Baker’s second time in two years facing jail time. In 2010, the “Giving You The Best That I Got” singer narrowly avoided time behind bars stemming from her divorce dispute

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