Inside 50 Cent’s baller cut-price mansion
When 50 Cent first listed the baller mansion he bought off Mike Tyson, his track Ayo Technology with Justin Timberlake was the hottest collaboration going around.
That was 2007 and the rapper, real name Curtis Jackson III, wanted $18.7 million US ($26.365 million AUD) for the 53-room Farmington, Connecticut compound — inland on the US east coast, between New York City and Boston, according to reports.
Fast forward 12 years to 2019, and he’s finally sold his decked out digs at a massive $16 million discount, for just $2.9 million ($4.087 AUD), after Patiently Waiting for a sale — and you’re probably only hearing either artist at a boozy throwback r’n’b club night.
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The Wall Street Journal reports 50 bought the 4800sq m home at the height of his fame in 2003 — the year his huge debut album Get Rich or Die Tryin’ came out — from Tyson, paying $4.1 million US for it and then pouring millions of dollars into renovations.
The In Da Club hitmaker’s private pad has its own G-Unit branded nightclub complete with mural of the gun-toting man himself alongside fellow rappers, stages and casino table.
Indoor and outdoor basketball courts, also branded with the name of 50’s recording crew, a studio, games rooms, home theatre, indoor pool and conference centre are other perks.
The property’s Zillow.com listing shows it has 21 bedrooms (one for each of his questions?) and 35 bathrooms.
The estate was costing almost $70,000 a month to carry, including property taxes and mortgage payments, according to documents related to his bankruptcy filing in 2015, according to WSJ, which reports he managed to hold onto the house through those difficulties.
The countryside property had several price cuts over the years and was listed by various different agencies.
A spokeswoman for Jackson, who also beefed up his Piggy Bank more than Just A Lil Bit as an early investor in Vitamin Water, said the proceeds of the sale would be donated to his charity the G-Unity Foundation Inc.
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