50 Cent testifies his lifestyle is an illusion: ‘I take the jewelry and cars back to the stores’

Curtis Jackson, aka 50 Cent, appears in Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, in New York to testify in a lawsuit about a sex tape he allegedly posted online.

After filing for bankruptcy last week, 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, appeared in a Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday morning to testify that he is not as wealthy as his flashy lifestyle makes him appear to be.

While Forbes estimated the rapper’s fortune to be about $155 million in May, Jackson’s lawyer said in court Tuesday that his client’s worth is $4.4 million, which presents a problem after he was hit last week with a $5 million verdict for publishing a sex tape starring rival Rick Ross’ ex-girlfriend.

Jackson explained in court that while his social-media accounts may be filled with flashy photos, “I take the jewelry and the cars back to the stores,” according to the New York Daily News.
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