As Sean Kingston has learned, when you trash a mansion at some point you’re going to have to pay.
It’s in line with one of the first lessons a parent must teach his child: your actions have consequences.
According to TMZ, the consequences for the 22-year-old Kingston include paying $77,000 to cover the damage he inflicted on a house in Miami last fall.
The landlord sued Kingston and his mother, claiming the two of them destroyed the house they were renting for $25,000-a-month and broke their lease agreement by moving out two months early.
Wow, he trashed the house with his momma? But according to his Wikipedia entry, when he was a boy in Jamaica, Kingston lived in a car while his mother was incarcerated for identity theft. No judgement here. Just sayin’.
The suit alleges Kingston and his mother caused over $20,000 in damage to the home, including broken landscaping lights, sprinkler heads, holes in the wall, and broken railing around the waterfront dock.
The “Fire Burning” singer didn’t respond to the lawsuit, so the judge stepped in and ordered him to pay the money.
Why do these celebs keep ignoring court dates? Listen closely: when you ignore the legal system, it does not go away.
The judge did do Kingston the solid of deducting his $25,000 security deposit from the total bill—meaning he owes $52,858.
This was likely the place Kingston was staying when he had the jet skiing accident that nearly killed him in May 2011 in Miami. He and his female passenger were severely injured when their jet ski crashed into a bridge, resulting in a torn aorta, broken jaw, fractured wrist and water in his lungs for Kingston, who had to undergo open heart surgery.
Kingston was lucky to make a full recovery.
“My face was in the water and that’s what crushed my lungs, because there was so much water,” Kingston told the “Today” show after his accident. “It feels great, it’s a blessing. God is great. For me to still be here it’s only God’s work.”
According to TMZ, Kingston was so traumatized by the accident that after his recovery he left Miami for Hollywood because he could hear the waves from the Miami mansion on Star Island, giving him nightmares and painful memories of the day that almost took his life.