A 50 Cent Instagram has prompted a bankruptcy just to order the rapper back to court. The Instagram photos clearly shows stacks of cash everywhere in his house, including his bedroom, refrigerator, and living room, according to Yahoo News.
50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, is going to have to explain all that cash. Now with an Instragram photo that was published to the Internet, a judge has ordered the supposedly broke rapper to bankruptcy court to justify the images.
“I’m concerned about allegations of nondisclosure and a lack of transparency in the case,” Judge Ann Nevins said during a Thursday hearing in Hartford, Conn. “There’s a purpose of having a bankruptcy process be transparent, and part of that purpose is to inspire confidence in the process,” she continued. “When that process becomes very public, the need for transparency, I believe, is even higher.”
The 50 Cent Instagram suggests that the rapper still has money. But Bankruptcy status allows an “honest but unfortunate debtor” to wipe the slate clean, Nevins added. The “In Da Club” rapper, who filed for bankruptcy last July amid a sex-tape lawsuit, has posted multiple money shots on Instagram in recent months — including photos of cold, hard cash stashed in a fridge and strewn across his bed.
In case anyone still doubted his financial woes, the rapper also posted a photo of the word “BROKE” spelled out in 100 dollar bills and boasted that his “crib” in Africa was almost ready to be christened with a housewarming party. The ironic snaps came back to bite 50 Cent after his rap rival Rick Ross’ ex-girlfriend Lastonia Leviston, headphone company Sleek Audio and SunTrust Bank — who claim 50 Cent collectively owes them $29 million — pointed out the discrepancy in January court papers.
The rapper’s lawyers insisted in a statement Friday that he’d been “forthcoming and transparent with all creditors,” and said the musician would appear in court to address the judge’s questions.
Other 50 Cent Instagram photos included random piles in his fridge and a bed shot with the rapper just chilling and maybe watching Netflix with cash sticking out of his pants. The rapper continues to tell people that he is broke and doesn’t have money to pay his bills. It will take a bankruptcy judge to decide whether he does have money to pay his creditors, or if all that cash doesn’t belong to him.