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Anita Baker Had NO Idea She Was Being Sued! Get Her Side Of The Story HERE!

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This is bizarre!

Remember when we reported that Anita Baker had a warrant out for her arrest? Well, she didn’t even know about the entire situation!

The Grammy-winner hired Ray Smith Painting and Decorating in 2009 to do $75,000 worth of work on her home, and she gave them $60,000 up front. They apparently did such a bad job that Miz Baker was out there spackling her own home!

If you can even believe that!

So, when the contractors sued her for the other $15,000, Anita was never even served the papers, which caused her to miss a court date she didn’t even know existed!

THEN

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Eight-Time Grammy Award Winner Anita Baker Is Wanted By Detroit Police! Find Out Why HERE!

Filed under: Legal Matters

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Clearly this singer's not Giving *Cops* the Best That *She's* Got!

Soul songstress Anita Baker is wanted by Detroit police—yes, you heard that right!

According to reports, authorities issued an arrest warrant for the 56-year-old Grammy winner after she failed to show up to a court-ordered hearing back in September.

The legal spat in question involves Ray Smith Painting and Decorating, a contractor who claims Anita failed to pay more than $15,000 for work done at her Michigan home in 2009.

Attorney for the contractors, Daniel Gerow, revealed he just wants to get his clients what they deserve:

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Check Out Mary J. Blige's BET Awards Opening Medley

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Check out the video (above) of Mary J. Blige's opening medley performance for The 2011 BET Awards.

The medley included her hits from the 90's, such as Mary Jane and Real Love. She also performed a duet of Anita Baker's Caught Up in the Rapture with Baker herself!

She ALSO premiered the song It Ain't Over Til It's Over with Jadakiss and DJ Khaled.

Great job, Mary! We'll look forward to seeing you next in all those movies you've got on the horizon!

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Mary J. Blige Got To Sing With Her Idol At Surprise 40th Birthday Bash!

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What a sweet surprise! It must have meant so much to her!

Mary J. Blige was treated a surprise 40th birthday party by her husband Martin Kendu Isaacs Tuesday night, and the singer was reportedly so shocked that she was reduced to tears!

During the desert-themed celebration at Skylight West in NYC - with celebrities like Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and Gayle King in attendance - Blige's idol, Anita Baker, even made a surprise musical appearance, and the birthday girl even got to join in!

A source explains:

"They brought in palm trees and sand. Mary J. said [that] growing up in the projects she was lost, and owes her life to being inspired by the song 'Caught Up in the Rapture' by Anita Baker. Anita got up to toast her and started to sing the song. Mary J. began crying and joined in."

That sounds like an absolute dream come true!

We can't even imagine how thrilled she must have been to be surrounding by friends with whom to share that experience!

Congratulations, bb! And happy happy to you!

[Image via WENN.]

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