It’s tough to be brazen in the rap/business game because if you don’t manage your money correctly, your baller status will come back to haunt you. Such is the pitfall of 50 Cent née Curtis Jackson, the prolific rapper who just filed for bankruptcy today. Most embarrassingly, last week The New York Times wrote an article that praised his business acumen.
Jackson, who was hit with a $5 million court decision against him for leaking a sex tape of Rick Ross, also recently was sued for $17 million in a headphone patent lawsuit. As a result, “he doesn’t even have 50 cents” is a recurring comment from the peanut gallery on Twitter.
Here’s more of it:
Fall so hard. pic.twitter.com/3FfOMwGFtf
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) July 13, 2015
50Cent filed for bankruptcy Guess you can say his net worth is 50 cents pic.twitter.com/Fnh1UNCiaY
— Tyler Iacona (@tyleriacona) July 13, 2015
If you ever wanted to be richer than 50 Cent, today your dream came true.
— WhirledRecord (@WhirledRecord) July 13, 2015
50 Cent files for bankruptcy and changes his name to Obvious Joke.
— Mike Primavera (@primawesome) July 13, 2015
— Ernie Smith (@ShortFormErnie) July 13, 2015
50 cent filed for bankruptcy? That makes 0 cents.
— CHEESY (@Derpey) July 13, 2015
50 cent is sitting back in his mansion laughing at people saying he’s broke pic.twitter.com/l7bSxoNPwU
— Ryan (@GlockRivers) July 13, 2015
Has there been any “I guess 50 cent didn’t die trying” jokes yet lmk
— Emily Lallouz (@seriouslyemily) July 13, 2015
50 cent has less than 50 cents to his name?!? He can’t even afford an Eminem! That’s Ludicrous.
— Cocaine Cola (@SatansTongue) July 13, 2015
50 CENT: JERY YOU GOTA HELP ME i need to borow $5000 JERY: …ur talking to me on money rite now arent u 50: .. ya pic.twitter.com/GVagbIrbck
— Seinfeld Current Day (@Seinfeld2000) July 13, 2015
If 50 Cent taught us anything, it’s that next time a rapper thinks about writing a song called “I Got Money,” they should probably hold off.
— Jensen Karp (@JensenClan88) July 13, 2015
The Internet: 50 CENT IS BROKE 50 Cent: HAHAHAHAHA pic.twitter.com/d4tRXs6TBn
— All Def Digital (@AllDefDigital) July 13, 2015
Impressively, the one person who could really stick it to 50 Cent is boxer Floyd Mayweather, a frequent recipient of Fiddy’s verbal jabs. In the past, Fiddy offered to donate $750,000 to Floyd’s favorite charity if he would make a YouTube video reading a page from a Dr. Suess book. Mayweather could easily return some social media pokes in 50 Cent’s direction — or worse, he could read that page and stack a little more debt on Fiddy’s pile.
Revenge is a dish best served with Green Eggs & Ham.