Curtis James Jackson III, aka 50 Cent, has developed a reputation as a man that you absolutely should not, under any circumstances, owe money to.
Despite the rapper's personal struggles with debt, there have been multiple cases of 50 threatening those who owe him money - and we're talking over one hundred thousand dollars of debt here.
This weekend, one man showed up to Fiddy's meet and greet and gave him twenty dollars for the CD that he stole when he was in school. We're willing to bet that he'd heard about the threats and thought he'd better not be in debt to the rapper. Keep scrolling to hear more on that story and on 50 Cent's vendetta against Randall Emmett, a man who owed him $1m.
50 Cent is certainly an interesting character.
We were big fans of 50's stance against Gucci's horribly misjudged release of a sweater that looked a lot like a racist caricature.
But some of 50's antics have been a little more controversial.said that he wouldn't mind if his own son, Marquise Jackson, got hit by a bus after he posed for a picture with 50's rival, Kenneth “Supreme" McGriff. Yikes.
But 50 has been in some really hot water in the past.
via: shutterstockIn 2015, 50 Cent lost a lawsuit that ordered him to pay $6m to a woman whose sex tape he posted online without permission.
Three days later, Fiddy filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
via: shutterstockHe cited debts of $36m and assets of less than $20m.
After filing for bankruptcy, 50 posted this photo to Instagram alongside a video in which he said: "My crib is almost finished in Africa."said: “The cash depicted in the social media postings is not real. The postings, which among other things, make use of stage or prop money, are part of the debtor’s routine social media marketing activities and relate directly to the debtor’s various business interests. Prop money is routinely used in the entertainment industry, including in movies, television shows, videos and social media postings."
Judge Ann Nevins ordered him to pay back around $23m.
And thanks to the $13.65m that he received in a settlement of a legal malpractice lawsuit against other attorneys, 50 paid off his debt two years later.
So 50 knows a thing or two about paying up.
This is Randall Emmett, Fiddy's former Power co-prodcuer.
via: shutterstockEmmett is perhaps most famously known, though, for being Vanderpump Rules star, Lala Kent’s, fiancé.
All of this actually started with Lala.
And 50's reaction was savage.
50 Cent 😂😂😂 #PumpRules https://t.co/Qd0EMoabF4— LoveAndyC (@LoveAndyC)1556285478.0
Emmett begged 50 to end the attack on Lala via a series of texts.
Dam give 50 his dam money. He ain't playing with you'll lol https://t.co/ryxJK79IRM— Kima Moore (@Kima Moore)1557025323.0
And, of course, Fiddy posted the texts to Instagram."?look at this fool taking selfies, you better get me my money fool", 50 captioned the post.
"Did you tell her you owed me a million dollar over 6 years. Keep playing with me and get ya f*cking head cracked in front of everybody", read one text to Emmett.
It looked like Fiddy was enjoying himself amid this feud.
@50cent just posted Randall’s new Wiki page which someone has updated. Not all heroes wear capes. #pumprules… https://t.co/IJpxp36pBh— Julie McCoy (@Julie McCoy)1556485881.0
And it wasn't long before Fofty memes hit the internet and had people dying over them.
“I’m sorry fofty” will send me to my grave. I’m dying. The reddit memes are so good. This is the best news story of… https://t.co/FGrfkgynaV— Katie Notopoulos (@Katie Notopoulos)1556479071.0
Well, did Fofty get his money after all that?
I got my money, so I have no problem with Randall Emmett, in fact I’m wishing him and his family a very blessed day… https://t.co/7xt4seaeK4— 50cent (@50cent)1556560065.0
We don't know about you, but we think that that story's enough to make anyone avoid owing anything to 50 Cent.
Yesterday, 50 took to Instagram again.
50 revealed that at a meet and greet, a fan had given him twenty dollars.
The reason that he decided to settle his "debt" with 50 was hilarious.
And the internet loved the story just as much as 50 did.
"I was a true fan, bought the CD's... no way am I trying to owe this man any money. Fuck around and end up on his IG ????", _l_e_i_s_h_ said.
We doubt that anyone will take anything from 50 now.
Nonetheless, we have a huge amount of respect for the fan who gave 50 his money "back".
The best thing to come out of all this?
I can’t 😂 #fofty #moneybymonday https://t.co/hlJABkNH0K— fake (@fake)1557168445.0