The BBC and other leading international media houses have picked up the story concerning Jamaican singer Sean Kingston, who was arrested in California on Friday.

He was reportedly taken into custody in Fort Irwin, southern California, on fraud and theft charges on a Florida warrant.

Sean Kingston’s arrest came hours after police raided his Florida mansion and arrested his mother, Janice Turner, who goes by the name ‘Mama Kingston’ on social media.

In February, Sean Kingston was accused by a company of not fully paying for a huge TV and sound system.

On Thursday police in Florida were seen taking several boxes of items from the home of the ‘Beautiful Girl’ hitmaker.

A lawyer representing the singer and his mother told AP News that his clients are looking forward to their day in court and are confident of a successful resolution.