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Monday, January 18, 2016

'Bankrupt' rapper 50 Cent has a 24-bathroom house with a nightclub in it

The rapper 50 Cent's recent bankruptcy filing has drawn attention to a court hearing last month where a lawyer for a woman who sued him grilled about his notoriously flashy lifestyle.

50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after he lost a lawsuit brought by a woman named Lastonia Leviston whose sex tape he published on the internet.

The rapper was ordered to pay $5 million, and an attorney for Leviston has suggested he only filed for bankruptcy to avoid paying up in the lawsuit. During a hearing in Manhattan earlier this month, attorney Philip Freidin pressed 50 Cent repeatedly about his assets, earning opportunities, and showy lifestyle.

50 Cent admitted that he had a home with the following amenities:
His own personal nightclub (in the house)
21 bedrooms
24 bathrooms
Movie theater
Basketball court
Swimming pool
Grotto (It's not clear what "grotto" means in this instance, but it's generally a word used to refer to a cave.)
17 acres of land

  ZillowAnother image from a home with the address 50 Cent listed. This could be the grotto.

Here's the exchange about 50 Cent's house from the court transcript, which Business Insider has obtained:

Lawyer: What about your home, let's talk about your home. That home has 17 acres?

50 Cent: Right.

Lawyer: Twenty-one bedrooms?

50 Cent: Yeah.

Lawyer: You own that home, right?

 ZillowHere's another shot of the address 50 Cent listed as his. This appears to be a home movie theater.

50 Cent: Yes.

Lawyer: And it has 24 bathrooms?

50 Cent: Yes.

Lawyer: Tennis court?

50 Cent: Yes.

Lawyer: Basketball court?

50 Cent: No tennis court.

ZillowThis appears to be a dining area.

Lawyer: No tennis court?

50 Cent: No.

Lawyer: Are you sure?

50 Cent: Yeah.

Lawyer: Basketball court?

50 Cent: Yes.

Lawyer: Your own personal nightclub?

50 Cent: Yes.

Lawyer: In the house, right?

  ZillowAnd here's a bedroom with a spiral staircase.

50 Cent: Yes.

Lawyer: You've got a movie theater in the house?

50 Cent: Yes.

Lawyer: You've got a large swimming pool?

50 Cent: There is a swimming pool.

Lawyer: And a grotto?

50 Cent: Yep.

We reached out to a representative for 50 Cent for comment on this exchange, and we will update the post if we hear back.


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