‘Make 50 Cent rich again!’ Fans try to boost bankrupt rapper's cash
U.S. artist declares $28 million in personal debts in federal Bankruptcy Court filing
Fans of rapper 50 Cent have set up a fundraising website to help boost the rapper's finances after he filed for bankruptcy last week.
50 Cent declared himself bankrupt as he laid out all of his personal debts in a federal Bankruptcy Court filing on Thursday, claiming he owes a total of $28,478,920.75, reported the Daily News.
His fans have reportedly created the site help50cent.tumblr.com.
According to Sky News, the website is titled 'Make 50 Cent rich again!' and it asks visitors to boost the rapper's earnings by listening to his track Piggy Bank on streaming service Spotify, but the website editors note: 'Spotify pays the artist $0.0011 per play so let's click away his bankruptcy'.
Also known by his real name Curtis Jackson, the rapper listed his biggest unpaid creditor as Sleek Audio, a firm in Florida that sued Jackson for stealing their headphone design, the report claimed. The court verdict was in favor of the firm, making Jackson obliged to pay an apparent sum of $18,428,257, which he has been unsuccessful in fulfilling.
The second biggest creditor was listed as Lastonia Leviston, who sued Jackson for putting her private sex tape on the Internet, winning $5 million in damages last week. However Jackson’s personal bankruptcy filing has delayed the process for Leviston in getting her money.
Among other depts., it is reported that Jackson owes $1,737.33 to his grandfather and $137,880 to Bentley for the car he leases, as well as more than $1 million in legal bills.
Jackson, who has been described as one of richest hip hop artists with multiple companies, is said to have personal assets valued at $15 million, but no details have been filed about those.