Timbaland’s family became worried after the hip-hop star disappeared after someone had stolen his $2 million Jacob & Co. watch from his home, thinking the worst.
Timbaland explained during his interview on the Ryan Seacrest radio show saying, “It ain’t nothin' to worry about.”
Apparently Timbaland’s mother-in-law and wife called the LA County Sheriff’s Department after he left his home in Malibu “upset and under a lot of stress” and they feared a “possible suicide attempt.”
An APB was issued just before 5 p.m., and a helicopter and squad cars were searching for the star.
Sheriff’s deputies found Timbaland driving near the Pacific Coast Highway.
Timbaland called into Ryan Secrest’s radio show saying the entire incident was an overreaction.
“I don’t know what happened to be honest with you, I don’t know what people are talking about,” he said. “People steal from me all the time. Stuff did happen, it wasn’t a watch it was something else.”
He said he was upset that the item was in his home so he knew someone he trusted had to have taken it. So he decided to take a drive to clear his head.
“It’s people that are close to you, you know,” he explained. “So only thing I did was take a drive to see how my head is.”
But when he didn’t answer his phone, everyone assumed the worst.
“They probably thought because I won’t talk to them, I guess people got worried. If my mom ain’t callin’ or my brother or my best friend, ain’t nothing to worry about. The officer pulled me over, he just had to do procedures. I snapped, ‘Who the heck reported something like that? No, why would I commit suicide?’ “
Timbaland made the call into the radio show from the studio, where he is working on Keri Hilson’s new album.
“I’m in the studio,” he said. “I don’t know if a person committing suicide would be in the studio.”
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