It’s not been a good few months for everyone’s favourite clenched-jawed rapper, 50 Cent (real name, Curtis James Jackson).
After famously rapping the lyrics: “Have a baby by me, baby, be a millionaire,” his boast has not turned out to be strictly true – recently filing for bankruptcy after reportedly spending $72,000 (£45,000) a month on upkeep of his mansion, including over £3,000 alone on gardening costs each month.
Once valued at £99 million by Forbes Magazine, the rapper has seen his fortune dwindle after his lavish spending started to outstrip his earnings.
He was forced to file for bankruptcy in June after a New York judge ordered him to pay £4.5 million to Lastonia Leviston, who accused the rapper of posting a tape of her on the internet.
His personal financial information was revealed and was recently posted online by a court, revealing losses of more than £6.4m in 2013 and 2014 alone.
His most valuable asset is his Connecticut mansion valued at £5.32 million, which features (amongst other things) a home cinema, a nightclub, a recording studio, a conference room, a green screen room to shoot music videos, several hydraulically lifted TV platforms, full-house touch panel control, a CCTV system, not forgetting 37 bathrooms and five whirlpool baths.
The £45,000 a month in expenses for the mansion in addition to the gardening, mortgage and utilities charges include £5,800 a month on security, £966 on ‘household supplies’, £8,400 on insurance, £2,900 on repairs and maintenance, £970 on pool maintenance and £390 on telephone service.
The rapper’s other expenses include child support for two children as well as supporting a grandparent, auto lease payments (he owns seven cars worth £322,000, including a 2010 Rolls Royce Phantom Drophea) meals and entertainment costs, travel expenses, personal grooming, clothing and miscellaneous items.
Take a look inside his ostentatious AV home in the slideshow above and right.