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    Default 50 Cent files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

    Pretty obvious that he's protecting assets from the $5M judgement against him, but nonetheless:

    <insert witty comment about 50 cent being worth less than 50 cents here>

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/hughmcin...cy-protection/

    According to court documents made public by the Wall Street Journal, hip-hop mogul 50 Cent (real name Curtis Jackson) has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Apparently, the rapper isn’t out of money, but he doesn’t exactly have enough to cover what he owes. The documents filed earlier today in Hartford, CT claim that while his assets may total up to $50 million, his liabilities match the figure.

    50’s fall from the top has been swift and almost inconceivable. Earlier this year, Forbes named the rapper one of the wealthiest people in hip-hop, estimating his net worth at around $155 million. To go from that to filing for bankruptcy in such a short period of time surely has to be some kind of record.

    Thus far, 2015 simply hasn’t been the rapper’s best year. A few months ago, 50’s boxing promotions company SMS Productions went under, also filing for bankruptcy. Last week, a judge ordered the Grammy winner to pay $5 million to a woman whose sex tape he leaked online. The bankruptcy filing might be a way for the star to protect himself from some of the fallout from these losses.

    While he has certainly made a pretty penny from the tens of millions of albums and singles he’s sold over his decade-plus-long career, the majority of 50’s hefty income has come from his business acumen and his ability to sell companies off for a massive profit. Several years ago the rapper sold Vitamin Water to Coca-Cola KO +0.35% for billions, and it’s estimated that he earned somewhere close to $100 million for the deal. Since then, he’s gotten involved in everything from energy drinks to an underwear line to headphones, hoping to strike gold yet again.

    Jackson made his name in the music world thanks to a close relationship with fellow rapper Eminem and thanks to hits like “In Da Club”, “21 Questions”, and “Candy Shop”, all of which made it to number one. In the past several years, he hasn’t kept his grip on the charts or radio like he had in the past. He dropped his fifth studio album, Animal Ambition, last summer, and while the record debuted at number four, none of the ten or so singles released managed to perform well. He is apparently at work on a sixth album, which might be out sometime later this year.
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    Hey baller, any problem money can solve is no problem at all. Don't sweat it.

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    He should have to change status to Penny $0.01

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    In Zimbabwe he's known as "80 billion dollars."

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    Originally posted by 01RedDX
    In Zimbabwe he's known as &quot;80 billion dollars.&quot;

    hahahahaha fuck.


    I was really hoping he would clown Rick Ross but that fast bastard just keeps going.

    Maybe this will bring back beef between them.
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    Rick Ross has his own legal problems going on right now lol

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    Originally posted by J.M.
    Rick Ross has his own legal problems going on right now lol
    Shout out to all the pear

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    Originally posted by xnvy
    Shout out to all the pear
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    In da club to in da debt. Poor fitty. One of my favourite hoodies is a G unit French terry. It's wigger as can be but so comfy with a huge hood. For robbing people and what not. I think he spread himself too thin. Risk of being an ambitious entrepreneur.

    get rich or die Tryin' = movie of the year.

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    50 is still rich just not liquid enough to pay these $20m+ of damages. This will buy him time to structure the payment properly.

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    -50cent

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    I thought the damages was $5 million.

    I can see 50 cent spending $10 million to not pay the settlement out of spite. Totally his style, and will post a video of it laughing.

    Will be epic if its true!

    edit:

    Wait, just saw he lost a $17 million lawsuit for the headphone copyright infringement.

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    50 definitely isn't broke. Chapter 11 is just a restructuring of debt assets.
    I MAKE BALLER CARS MORE BALLER.....

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    50 cent rent.

    http://www.ibtimes.com/50-cent-bankr...g-rent-2042727

    "There’s no word on how much he’s asking for but it’s reported he pays $72,000 a month to maintain the home."
    Greta the destroyer.

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    Here are his financial statements

    http://www.businessinsider.com.au/50...y-court-2015-8

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