50 Cent is still playing the “Help me, I’m poor” card (even though it’s abundantly clear that he’s not broke) and apparently it’s working on someone. TMZ says that 50 Cent’s fans think he’s dining on paper-thin slices of bread in the poor house, so they’ve created a virtual Styrofoam cup and started begging for change on his behalf. And it’s literally the equivalent of pocket change.
One of 50’s fans created a website called www.help50cent.tumblr.com to help put some money back into 50’s pocket by streaming his song “Piggy Bank.” Judging by that picture above, they’re as good at Photoshop as 50 Cent is at pretending he’s poor. According to the Tumblr, Spotify will put $0.0011 into 50 Cent’s bank account every time someone plays “Piggy Bank.” So far, they’ve raised a whopping $8.21, which is still $8.21 more than what I thought they’d make. Honestly though – $8.21? They’d make more money digging through the couch cushions or cleaning out their car.
If you go by the list of creditors 50 Cent recently gave to his bankruptcy judge, collecting fractions of pennies isn’t going to do shit to help his imaginary financial problem. The documents say that 50 Cent owes a total of $26 million. He owes $137,880 to Bentley, $64,909 to American Express, and $1,737.33 to his grandpa Curtis Jackson Sr. His grandpa! You’re a real deadbeat when your own grandpa is like “…and don’t forget those 33 cents.”
Here’s 50 Cent looking like the long-lost fifth member of the Pink Ladies in London, England earlier today. Hmmm, I wonder if his broke ass flew coach? Answer: NOPE.