It’s been seven months since 50 Cent tried to weasel his way out of cutting a $7 million check for that sex tape lawsuit by declaring that his bank account is about as empty as the space between his butt cheeks after Vivica Fox packed up her tongue and split. And ever since then, he’s been using his Instagram account to prove just how “bankrupt” he is. Which is to say, not fucking very.
50 tackiness knows no bounds: he’s Instagrammed pictures of a mini-fridge filled with money, garbage cans full of cash, and, as you can see above, spelling out the word “broke” in $100 bills (never has Benjamin Franklin’s “I can’t with you” face been more appropriate). Well, it looks like 50’s days of money selfies might finally be over. According to CNN Money (via NYDN), a judge has started side-eyeing all that Instagram bragging and wants 50 to start explaining where his broke ass is getting all that money from.
During a hearing in Connecticut last Thursday, Judge Ann Nevins said 50’s pictures showed a “lack of transparency” and was concerned that they might cause allegations of nondisclosure. She added that the process of bankruptcy needs to be transparent to inspire confidence in the process of declaring you’re broke, especially when the process becomes public (i.e. taking your lies to Instagram). Basically, Judge Ann pulled an “I got your number, hussy” on 50 Cent.
Not surprisingly, if you ask 2 Quarters’ lawyers about his financial situation, they maintain that he’s totally not lying about his busted bank balance. As of January, 50 reportedly owes almost $28.5 million to his creditors. Ugh, I’m so torn. On the one hand, my brain is telling me that 50 Cent is probably lying about being broke. On the other hand, my eyes are looking at that cheap flea market floor runner and thinking he might be telling the truth.