Lil Wayne has put his Miami Beach mansion on the market. The move comes just weeks after the home was the center of a media frenzy spurred by what turned out to be a fake 911 call claiming people had been shot in the home. Turns out it was a case of "swatting," but Weezy has apparently decided to part with the home altogether.
Wayne bought the home — overlooking the water on exclusive La Gorce Isle — in 2011 for a reported $11.6 million. He's now listed it for a cool $18 million, meaning he's looking to net a profit just over $6 million. Of course, that doesn't factor in any money spent to revamp the place.
The most notable addition Wayne made to the spread is a rooftop skate park, most likely the only such one in Miami Beach. The addition of a bowl and half-pipe became apparent when local news choppers broadcast the scene of the swatting incident. The features weren't there when Tunechi, a skateboard enthusiast, bought the place.
That feature will probably appeal to only a small fraction of people with an extra $18 million to spend on a home, but the pad offers plenty of other amenities that the average multimillionaire would like. They include nine bedrooms, ten bathrooms, 15,101 square feet of living space, and 120 feet of water frontage.
The listing describes the home as "ultra-modern," with "rich woods, expanses of glass, steel & select marble... lavished throughout." Note that most of those materials don't retain much of a smell — just in case you were wondering if a home lived in by Lil Wayne would retain a certain odor. We aren't joking about that concern: In 2009, Wayne was trying to sell a half-million-dollar Miami Beach condo. A potential buyer toured the home and then blabbed to Page Six that the place had an overwhelming stench of marijuana.
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The mansion also includes sky terraces, a three-bedroom guest house, and a two-story master suite with its own glass elevator.
It also has central cooling, in case you were wondering.
The home has become something of a local landmark. Notice in the above photo that Google Maps actually labels it the "Lil Wayne House." Besides that swatting incident, Wayne has been plagued by crazy fans making pilgrimages to the place.