Rapper 50 Cent seeking to lease Connecticut mansion

In this May 17, 2015 file photo, 50 Cent arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision/AP, File)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Rapper 50 Cent, who filed for personal bankruptcy last month, is trying to lease his Connecticut home that’s been valued at nearly $8.3 million.

The Hartford Courant reports the disclosure came Wednesday during a meeting of creditors. The meeting was conducted by U.S. Trustee, a federal agency that oversees bankruptcy proceedings.

Stephen Savva, a lawyer for 50 Cent, said no deal had been reached to lease the Farmington mansion, which the rapper purchased in 2003. Court filings show he’s been paying $72,000 a month to maintain the property.

The rapper, who was born Curtis James Jackson III, filed for bankruptcy last month after a New York City jury ordered him to pay $7 million to a woman who said he posted online a sex tape she made with a boyfriend.

 

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