Curtis Jackson whose stage name is 50 cent, appeared in a Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday morning to testify that he isn't as wealthy as his lifestyle makes him appear to be. Forbes estimated Curtis' fortune to be about $155 million in May, Jackson's lawyer said on Tuesday in court that he is worth $4.4 million, which presents a problem because last week he was hit with a $5 million verdict for publishing a sex tape starring Rick Ross' ex-girlfriend.
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Curtis told the court that '' I take the jewelry and cars back to the stores,'' although the social media accounts are filled with flashy photos. according to New York Daily News.
The judge asked the rapper about his 38 million record sales, Jackson said, ''I make 10 cents a record.'' Jackson also said he made $100,00 for the two movies he's currently in ''Spy'' and ''Southpaw'' For his current role on Starz hit series ''Power'' which he also executive-produces, Jackson said he's currently pocketed only 150,000 from each of its two seasons.
He said he's worried that his ''brand'' has been tarnished since the bankruptcy filing last week.'' Now that i have filed for bankruptcy, I'm not as cool as i was last week.''
Jackson apologised to Lastonia Leviston, who was awarded $5 million after he allegedly published a sex tape on which she featured without her consent. '' I'm sorry if you feel like i hurt you''
He says ''I need protection'' he says while he appeared on TBS. You get a bulls eye painted on your back when you're successful, and its public. You become the ideal person for lawsuits.''