50 Cent’s been a bit of a weird beat in the news lately – first he files for bankruptcy, then he goes and starts flashing mad stacks all over his Instagram account. Then supposedly all of a sudden he wasn’t broke?
Of course, the judge assigned to his case called him into court to clarify what the deal was with all this money. Is he broke? Rich? Middle-class and just fronting? It’s a mystery to me the same as it is to you.
Well…maybe “mystery” was a stretch. The actual explanation is not shocking by any stretch of the imagination:
‘I’m concerned about allegations of nondisclosure and a lack of transparency in the case,’ Judge Nevins said.
But in a written declaration filed on Tuesday, 50 Cent declared that the money was prop money used for photo shoots, and that he was just trying to maintain his ‘brand.’
‘Hip-hop culture is widely recognized as aspirational in nature,’ the declaration read. ‘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.’(via)
So there you have it: it’s all fake and he was lying. If you didn’t see that one coming from a mile away then you deserve to get hit by a bus.
[H/T Daily Mail]