Singer Anita Baker has countersued a decorating company after she was accused of failing to pay an outstanding bill.

Last month (Mar14), a judge issued a warrant for the Grammy winner's arrest over allegations she had failed to show up for a court hearing in Michigan relating a claim she owed $15,000 (£9,375) to bosses at Ray A. Smith Painting & Decorating.

The warrant was subsequently dismissed after Baker claimed she had been unaware of the legal action.

Wayne County Circuit Judge Edward Ewell ruled the lawsuit could still go ahead and set a hearing for 25 April (14), and now the singer has filed her own counter suit.

Her attorney claims the company "intended to put her in as embarrassing a light as possible".

The decorating firm's lawsuit was originally filed in 2011 after the company allegedly undertook renovation work at Baker's home in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.