Timbaland reports watch theft, later changes story

Singer Nelly Furtado, who recently released her third CD, "Loose," poses with Timbaland after they performed on the NBC "Today" television program in New York's Rockefeller Center, Thursday June 22, 2006. The rapper, who sings on her single "Promiscuous," is an executive producer on the album and co-wrote many of its tracks along with Furtado. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

August 25, 2010 7:54:14 PM PDT
Authorities are investigating a claim by rapper Timbaland that someone stole a $2 million watch from his Malibu home.

The Los Angeles County sheriff's office says the rapper-producer reported the theft over the weekend but there was no indication of a break-in at his home. Detective Vic Paladino says Timbaland is concerned the thief is someone he knows.

Timbaland, whose real name is Timothy Mosley, told Ryan Seacrest in an interview Wednesday on KIIS-FM that something was stolen but it wasn't a watch. He did not elaborate or explain why the report he filed notes a $2 million stolen watch.

The rapper's family filed a missing persons report when he left the house Tuesday in his Cadillac Escalade. Deputies say a sheriff's helicopter located him on Pacific Coast Highway.