Police were called to Stevie Wonder's Los Angeles home on Monday after a family dispute between the legendary singer and his cousin.
Officers from the Los Angeles police department attended Wonder's San Fernando Valley estate after the star's unnamed relative arrived and reportedly began unloading items, including a fridge, on to the property.
Security guards at the mansion alerted police, who were quick to arrive at the scene. But Wonder - who was not home at the time - is said to have subsequently got in touch with emergency services and asked them to leave, calling it a "family matter", according to TMZ.com.
The star and his cousin are said to be at the centre of an ongoing property dispute.
lOutkast star Andre 3000 is facing a R20million lawsuit from an art student who has accused the rapper of stealing his idea for his animated series, Class of 3000.
Timothy McGee has filed papers in Boston, Massachusetts, claiming in 1997 he submitted an idea to Cartoon Network about a show following the lives of a group of young musicians "as they try to break into Atlanta's burgeoning music scene".
McGee insists that the Emmy-winning Class of 3000, which Andre3000 produced and starred in, was based on his original "characters, artwork, storylines and concepts".
McGee has named Andre 3000 - real name André Lauren Benjamin - in the suit as well as broadcaster Cartoon Network and parent company Turner Broadcasting.
He is asking for R20 million in damages, citing copyright infringement, breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets in the creation of the show.
McGee is also seeking his court costs and compensation in the form of all the profits from the series.
Class of 3000 won the 2007 Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation . - Wenn