Last month, a bankruptcy judge hissed “Not cool” at supposedly bankrupt 50 Cent for turning his house into a money-themed Sears portrait studio. 50 posted a ton of pictures on Instagram of him posing with piles of cash. That’s apparently a major no-no when you’ve sworn up and down in a court of law that you don’t have any money. But according to the Ansel Adams of broke bitches, he still doesn’t have money, because none of that money is real.
The Wrap says that 50 Cent filed court papers yesterday telling his bankruptcy judge not to worry about all those “LOL look how poor I am” selfies, because none of the money is real. 50 Cent claims that all of the money, like the $100 bills he used to spell out the word BROKE, is just prop cash from G-Unit music videos and photo shoots. As for why a grown man would take pictures with piles of pretend money, 50 Cent claims he has to shamelessly brag about money on Instagram because it’s important to his brand.
“Hip-hop culture is widely recognized as aspirational in nature. The standard by which artists and fans engage is commonly tied to money, jewelry, products and advertising over social media. Products and brands are now marketed through social media as an effective way to engage with consumers. Just because I am sensitive to the needs of maintaining my brand does not mean that I am hiding assets or that I have lied on my filings in this Bankruptcy Case, neither of which is true.”
So basically, 50 Cent is being both totally transparent and straight-up lying about his financial situation. Got it. That should go over well in court today.
I’m not saying that 50 Cent is a dumbass, but…50 Cent is a dumbass. There’s no way all of that money is fake. Most of it looks pretty damn real. If 50 Cent really wanted the judge to believe he was faking being rich in a desperate attempt to maintain his status in the hip-hop community, he should have leased a Ferrari for Kylie Jenner.
Pic: 50 Cent