Rapper Plies has accused his own mother of conning him out of $2,000 (£1,250) after she allegedly failed to buy him a new top-of-the-line Christmas tree.

The hip-hop star alleges he gave her more than enough to find a suitable tree to help decorate his pad, but she instead returned with what he claims is the plant from her own house - suggesting she pocketed the cash for herself.

Venting about his mum's alleged actions in an Instagram.com video, he says, "Dog, I'da give my mama two stacks, two f**king thousand dollars to go get me a Christmas tree and put my Christmas tree up in my house.

"I... came home and this s**t in here. I told my mum to come get that $100 Christmas tree out my house, I know some motherf**ker sold me her Christmas tree (sic)."

His mother has yet to respond publicly to her son's accusations.