50 Cent Appears in Court

50_tidalStill trying to paint the image of financial struggle, 50 Cent finally appeared in court yesterday (July 21) in the 2009 sex tape scandal involving the ex-girlfriend of Rick Ross, Lastonia Leviston.

After a ruling that 50 pay Leviston $5 million, he made a claim to a Manhattan Supreme Court judge that he was not as rich as he seems.

According to the New York Post, 50 Cent now claims that he is worth $4.4 million, a striking contrast to the $150 million reported by Forbes earlier this year. In reference to his flashy cars and jewelry, the G-Unit general maintains that the vehicles were rented and the jewels were borrowed from his jeweler. He also claimed that his has just three gold chains – which he takes to the jeweler to redesign – and that he dons Casio G-Shock watches, as opposed to Rolex timepieces.

“It’s like music videos, they say action and you see all these fancy cars but everything goes back to the dealership,” the Post reports.

“You gotta smile when you’re in a public situation. If you’re crying they’re just having more fun with you,” he said.

Since his bankruptcy filing last week, 50 Cent’s lawyer told the judge that 50’s bank account is nearing zero because of debts owed.

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