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50 Cent

Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975), better known by his stage name 50 Cent (pronounced "fitty cent"), is an American rapper, entrepreneur, investor, record producer, and actor. He rose to fame with the release of his albums Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2003) and The Massacre (2005). His album Get Rich or Die Tryin' has been certified eight times platinum by the RIAA. Born in the South Jamaica of Queens, New York City, Jackson began drug dealing at the age of twelve during the 1980s crack epidemic. After leaving drug dealing to pursue a rap career, he was shot at and struck by nine bullets during an incident in 2000. After releasing his album Guess Who's Back? in 2002, Jackson was discovered by rapper Eminem and signed to Interscope Records. With the help of Eminem and Dr. Dre, who produced his first major commercial successes, Jackson became one of the world's highest selling rappers. In 2003, he founded the record label G-Unit Records, which signed several successful rappers such as Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, and Tony Yayo. Jackson has engaged in feuds with other rappers including Ja Rule, Nas, Fat Joe, Jadakiss, Cam'ron, Puff Daddy, Rick Ross, and former G-Unit members The

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50 Cent Ripped by Judge for Funny Money in Bankruptcy Court

50 Cent
Ripped by Judge For Funny Money in Court

50 Cent's smartphone just got banned from bankruptcy court ... because the judge thinks he's using it to make a mockery of the case. The judge banned all electronic devices from the courtroom and… READ MORE >

50 Cent -- Keeps Cool (Mostly) As Club Gig Gets Violent (VIDEO)

50 Cent
Keeps Cool (Mostly) As Club Gig Gets Violent

50 Cent took a big swipe at one of his fans when a bunch of fights broke out around him during a nightclub appearance. Fiddy was performing at Stage 48 in NYC on Saturday night -- standing right… READ MORE >

- 85 days ago
The Game and 50 Cent -- Feud Squashed ... We're Party Bros Now (VIDEO)

The Game, 50 Cent
Feud Squashed We're Party Bros Now

The Game and 50 Cent seem to have put their epic feud to sleep, because Saturday night the 2 peacefully partied under the same roof. It started out rocky ... Game couldn't get into Playhouse in… READ MORE >

- 99 days ago
50 Cent -- Not Car Shopping ... Just Mercedes Adjacent (PHOTO)

50 Cent
Not Car Shopping ... Just Mercedes Adjacent

50 Cent got framed by a photo agency, literally ... he was framed up in a shot with a Mercedes-Benz dealership, making it seem like he was new car shopping but that just ain't the case. Here's the… READ MORE >

- 104 days ago
50 Cent -- My African Mansion Was Also BS

50 Cent
My African Mansion Was also BS

50 Cent is showing no shame in the money game ... now admitting he never had the keys to that house in Africa after all. The rap star filed legal docs in his bankruptcy case, saying, "I do not,… READ MORE >

- 107 days ago
50 Cent's Attorney -- He's Gotta Flash Cash Cause 'Rap Fans Are Poor' (AUDIO)

50 Cent's Attorney
He's Gotta Flash Cash ... 'Rap Fans Are Poor'

50 Cent only flashes stacks of fake money because his fans are flat broke, and they NEED to see Fiddy flossing like a mogul ... at least that's what his attorneys said in court. We got audio of… READ MORE >

- 109 days ago
50 Cent -- Wad of Fake Bills in His Pants  ... Or Just Happy to See the Judge? (PHOTO)

50 Cent
Wad of Fake Bills in His Pants ... Or Happy to See the Judge?

3:25 PM PT -- The hearing's ended, and the judge did not rule yet on whether an examiner will be needed to review 50 Cent's assets. Nor did she comment about the "fake" money pics that prompted… READ MORE >

- 110 days ago
50 Cent -- I Flossed on Instagram with Fake Cash

50 Cent
I Flossed on Instagram with Fake Cash

50 Cent may not the P.I.M.P. he pretends to be ... because when he shows off his cash on Instagram, it's as fake as Courtney Stodden's boobs. The rap star has responded in court docs filed Tuesday… READ MORE >

- 111 days ago
50 Cent -- Not So Fast ... My Mansion Ain't Sold Yet

50 Cent
Not So Fast ... My Mansion Ain't Sold Yet

50 Cent can smell the $8 million he'll get for selling his Connecticut mansion, but there are still a few hurdles before he can get it. As we reported ... 50's landed a buyer for the sprawling 21… READ MORE >

- 116 days ago
50 Cent -- Connecticut Mansion SOLD!!!! Becoming Old Folks Home

50 Cent
Connecticut Mansion SOLD!!!! Becoming Old Folks Home

50 Cent's massive estate in Farmington, Connecticut has finally found a buyer and they're planning on turning the sprawling 52-room home into an assisted living facility. TMZ has learned the home… READ MORE >

- 117 days ago

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