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Bankruptcy judge orders rapper 50 Cent to appear in court over Instagram photos

February 21, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Bankruptcy judge orders rapper 50 Cent to appear in court over Instagram photos

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Rapper 50 Cent was ordered to appear in court by a bankruptcy judge to explain several photos he posted of himself with wads of cash on social media.

On Thursday, the attorney for “Fitty” whose real name is Curtis Jackson was told by Judge Ann Nevins that pictures on his Instagram account, raise serious questions about the rapper’s truthfulness regarding his financial situation.

“The allegations of nondisclosure and a lack of transparency in the case concerns me,” Nevins said at Thursday’s hearing in Hartford, Conn.

A judge took issue with photos showing the rapper with bundles of cash

A judge took issue with photos showing the rapper with bundles of cash

She added, “The purpose of having a bankruptcy process, is to be transparent, and is meant to inspire confidence in the process, bankruptcy is a place where one should be honest, and unfortunate people can get a fresh start.”

The court took issue with three images showing 50 Cent, with stacks of cash, including one picture showing a fridge filled with piles of dough, another showed him next to bundles laid out to spell the word “BROKE.”

Jackson also decided to brag on Instagram about how he purchased a home in Africa.

Attorneys for the rapper claim the photos included in court filings was intended to smear him and maintained that the images are part of his branding as an entertainer.

“To add photos from [Mr. Jackson’s] social media accounts and suggest that [he] is intentionally hiding assets from the three creditors ignore the fact that [Mr. Jackson] is in the entertainment and promotion business,” the lawyers wrote in court filings.

Instagram photo showing 50 Cent laying on a bed full of cash

Instagram photo showing 50 Cent laying on a bed full of cash

His lawyers added, “the images on social media is part of a campaign to help Mr.Jackson maintain his brand and image (or those of the products he is promoting).”

The attorney for headphone investor group said Thursday he was still suspicious of the 50 Cent’s financial report, which mandates him to truthfully disclose all of the money he earned during the case.

He added that Jackson has made TV appearances and performed at concerts but didn’t divulge how much he was paid in fees.

James Berman, who represents Jackson, disputed that at Thursday’s hearing.

“All his income was reported,” he told Judge Nevins.

Mr. Jackson filed for chapter 11 protection on July 13, shortly before jurors were scheduled to determine whether he should pay additional damages in the sex-tape lawsuit filed in 2010 by Ms. Leviston, rapper Rick Ross’s ex-girlfriend.

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