Rapper 50 Cent tweeted a photo that he deemed "court approved" a day after appearing in court for bankruptcy.
"My guess is this image is court approved. #EFFENVODKA," the rapper tweeted on Thursday.
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A bankruptcy court official on Wednesday urged a federal judge in Connecticut to order an independent review of the rapper's assets, after questions were raised about his financial reporting and photos of him with piles of cash were posted online.
The grammy-winning rapper, whose name is Curtis Jackson III, was ordered by Judge Ann Nevins in Hartford to appear at Wednesday's hearing to explain photos he posed on his Instagram page last year. The pictures showed Curtis sitting on the ground with piles of money arranged to spell out "broke" and stacks of cash piled on his bed and in a refrigerator.
Nevins told Jackson she was "concerned" about how seriously he took the bankruptcy process.
He did not answer her but his lawyers explained the pictures were his "marketing strategy" to continue to get endorsements and roles in films and TV.
She said she would take their explanations "under advisement."
On his Instagram page after the hearing, Jackson posted a photo of himself with a bag of M&M's and wads of what appears to be cash tucked halfway in the front of his pants. He wrote, "I went to court today and all I felt was love. They asked me about money I said I ain't got none, but if you want some m&m's here ya go."
Jackson's lawyers said in court documents that the bankruptcy filing was the result of several factors, mainly a $17 million verdict against him in 2014 in a legal dispute over headphone products and a $7 million verdict against him last year in a lawsuit filed by a woman who said he posted her sex tape online without her permission.