50 Cent Testifies About Finances in Sex-Tape Lawsuit

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50 Cent attends the "Southpaw" New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on July 20, 2015 in New York City.

50 Cent is testifying in a New York City courtroom about his finances, his business deals and the media attention surrounding his recent bankruptcy filing.

The artist behind the album Get Rich or Die Tryin' appeared Tuesday (July 21) in Manhattan state Supreme Court in a proceeding to decide possible additional punitive damages in an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit. A jury already ordered the multiplatinum-selling rapper to pay $5 million in damages.

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Lastonia Leviston's lawsuit says 50 Cent didn't have her permission but released a sex tape that she made with a boyfriend. She says the rapper added crude comments to taunt rival Rick Ross, who fathered one of her daughters.

The rapper, born Curtis Jackson III, filed for bankruptcy protection in Connecticut after the judgment.

Forbes has listed him as one of hip-hop's five wealthiest artists.


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