Soul singer Anita Baker is a wanted woman in Detroit, Michigan after failing to show up in court for a scheduled hearing on Wednesday (19Mar14).

An arrest warrant for the Sweet Love singer has been issued.

Lawmakers put her on alert when she allegedly failed to show for a court date in an ongoing battle with Ray Smith Painting and Decorating.

Bosses of the company sued Baker for payment of $15,000 (Gbp9,400)-worth of services performed inside her Grosse Pointe home, according to

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The plaintiff's attorney Dan Gerow claims Baker did not pay for carpentry, plastering and painting work in 2009.