Bankruptcy Judge Does Not Find 50 Cent Photo Funny [Details]
Rucuss staffApril 7, 2016
A bankruptcy judge told 50 Cent to stop showing off wealth he apparently doesn’t have.
Following several social media posts showing 50 with wads of cash and luxury items, he was ordered to court to explain himself since he filed for bankruptcy last year. 50 told Judge Ann Nevins that is was all fake money used as movie props. However, the latest photo he took of himself in court with wads of cash stuck in his belt has caused anger with the bankruptcy judge.
50, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, said the photos were intended to be jokes and the money in the photos was fake. “That’s not me anymore,” he told the judge, according to a Daily News report.
But that wasn’t enough to satisfy the judge, who took Jackson’s displays of wealth to task this week.
“While you’re in this courthouse, there is nothing funny going on,” Nevins said. “This is very serious stuff. I would appreciate it very much if we could keep it that way. You should all have been advised that there are no electronic devices in this courtroom and that has been extended to conference rooms.”
The judge indicated that she would not stop Jackson from posting his pictures, which have been a cause of concern from the US Secret Service. Last month, the agency, which is a division of the Treasury Department and oversees counterfeit money investigations, contacted Jackson about his posts.
50 posted to his Instagram account that federal agents asked him if the money was counterfeit, to which he stated, “I don’t know.” It is illegal to knowingly possess counterfeit money in the United States and the rapper apparently dodged some serious charges.
50 had previously been summoned to court about his photos and indicated to media that he was going to delete his Instagram account and stop the funny money pictures.
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