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Mo NO money, mo problems!
On Thursday, it was revealed that 50 Cent AKA Curtis Jackson is attempting to reduce the $7 million payout he was ordered to pay to Lastonia Leviston. As we previously reported, the Candy Shop rapper edited himself into a sex tape featuring Rick Ross' baby momma and her then boyfriend Maurice Murray as part of his feud with Rick.
Of course, the judge found Fiddy guilty of violating Miz Leviston's civil rights and causing her emotional distress — he was ordered to write a HUGE check. To make matters worse, this ruling came shortly before the A-lister filed for bankruptcy. Yikes!
Apparently, Curtis is too strapped for cash to make the payment and is asking the judge to decrease the ordered sum from $7 million to
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50 Cent REALLY needs someone to buy his house!
According to a report, the rapper is reducing the asking price of his Connecticut mansion to $8.5 million. This is a huge loss considering the place was originally priced at $18.5 million in 2007!
The In Da Club musician bought the crib in 2003 for $4.1 million from boxer Mike Tyson, and spent between $6-10 million on renovations.
The 21-bedroom, 25-bathroom home — which features a private casino, gym, racquetball courts, disco room, and nine kitchens — is located in Farmington, CT, and costs around $72,000 a month to finance and maintain.
As we reported a couple of months ago, the 40-year-old filed for bankruptcy after he was ordered to pay $5 million to Lavonia Leviston for posting her sex tape.
Maybe 50 should try Craigslist?!
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50 Cent AKA Curtis Jackson isn't the only one with some money issues — it seems his lawyers have a bit of a spending problem, too!
Lastonia Leviston, Rick Ross' baby momma who just won $7 million lawsuit against the Candy Shop rapper, filed new court papers challenging the expenses filed by Jackson's reps (Brewer Attorneys & Counselors) during the trial.
ICYMI: Fiddy edited himself into a sex tape of Leviston and her then-boyfriend Maurice Murray wearing a wacky wig and a robe — as part of his ongoing feud with Ross. The court awarded her $2 million in punitive damages on top of $5 million for violating her civil rights and causing emotional distress.
Because the In Da Club rapper filed for bankruptcy shortly after, Leviston hasn't been able to get her moola.
Now, she's taking action saying that the 40-year-old's lawyers were living the life of luxury and writing off all the "extravagant, excessive and unreasonable" expenses during the trial, which added up to