White recounts a meeting with 50 Cent in New York:
I was at dinner in New York for 205, and we bumped into each other…When we were leaving he said to me, ‘When’s your boy going to fight Floyd?” and I said “My boy? Who are you talking about, Conor? Floyd doesn’t want to fight Conor.’ And he said, ‘He does. He’s dead serious about it.’ And I said, ‘I don’t know man. Call Floyd and see what’s going on’. So that’s how the whole thing got started up again…Look how long it took [Mayweather-Pacquiao] to get that done and they’re both in the same sport. I highly doubt this fight will ever happen.
In an interview on Bravo’s Watch What Happens, Fox implies that ex-boyfriend 50 Cent, is gay. When Cohen asks Fox her opinion on 50’s comment that there was “too much gay stuff” on Empire. Fox says:
The pot shouldn’t call the kettle black…Yeah, he just looked like a booty-snatcher on that one to me
Despite his bankruptcy, Jackson posts an Instagram of an African mansion he is building. bankruptcy. He doesn’t mention the location.
My crib is almost finished in AFRICA. I’m gonna have the craziest House warming party ever…I’ll explain later. I got a good life Man.
A New York City jury orders 50 Cent to pay an additional $2 million in punitive damages for posting a sex tape of Leviston online. This payment is in addition to the $5 million that the jury previously found he should pay. His attorney:
Although we appreciate the jury’s service, we are disappointed in the result. Our client intends to file post-verdict, pre-judgment motions which we believe should reduce the size of the award. Ultimately, the fate of any obligation to pay a final judgment will be determined by the bankruptcy court,
50 Cent calls AT&T “racist” in posts on his widely-followed Twitter and Instagram accounts. He says AT&T wants to keep “urban friendly” programming off its lineup.
Man Im sorry I have to say this, but AT&T is racist they have had issues in the past and here we go again. 500,000 homes will not be able to view the next episode of POWER…When this was happening they were saying they had the STARZ and other networks that created programming targeting multiple ethnicity’s now I guess (THERE NOT F–KING WITH N—-S).SMH…Change your cable package from AT&T to anything else. It’s 2015 and these people are still racist. They are dropping all channels that are considered urban friendly.
Starz and their paid talent can spin up whatever they like, but the bottom line is we’re NOT going to negotiate a deal that is bad for customers. In these negotiations, our customers are all that matter to us.
In an interview with King on On Larry King Now 50 Cent responds to media criticism:
I’ve seen so many things said about me in social networking at points. When you don’t anticipate it it lands a little harder on you. This I can telegraph, I can see what’s gonna come from people when they see this in advance. It’s a move that’s necessary for me to make at this point so I didn’t allow myself to create that big red/white bullseye on my back when I become the person that people consistently come to.
In Connecticut Bankruptcy Court 50 Cent declares he owes $28,478,920, while saying his personal assets do not exceed $15 million. He owes $18,428,257 to Sleek Audio, for copying a headphone design, $5 million to Lastonia Leviston for emotional distress and for violating her rights, over $1 million in legal fees, $137,880 for a Bentley car lease, and other small debts.
50 Cent files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy (docs) in Hartford, Connecticut reporting assets and liabilities between $10-$50 million. Lawyers:
This filing for personal bankruptcy protection permits [him] to continue his involvement with various business interests and continue his work as an entertainer, while he pursues an orderly reorganization of his financial affairs.
A jury orders the rapper to pay $5 million to Leviston for allegedly posting a video of her and her boyfriend online without their permission. The video supposedly features a wig-wearing 50 Cent as a commentator named Pimpin’ Curly who makes explicit remarks about Leviston and calling her a porn star. The star’s attorney:
[We are] disappointed in the verdict but very appreciative of the service of the jury and the court.
50 Cent accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but put a spin on it. Standing next to a bucket of ice that he never actually comes into contact with, 50 Cent delivered his own challenge to Mayweather:
If you can read one page out of a Harry Potter book… I’ll donate $750,000 to whatever charitable organization you want to….
Mayweather suggests the rapper donate that money to the family of Mike Brown, who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo.
50 Cent is plans a weekend party for a select group of his fans to promote Animal Ambition. Fans who spend $5000 will get a bundle that includes the album, limited edition T-shirts, earphones and a weekend stay at his mansion.
You and 2 of your friends will get to Hang out with 50 at his Mansion in Connecticut for the Weekend and get to experience the good life. We came up with, ‘Maybe if we have a weekend…’ where they can hang out (with me)… at the house. It sold out… It’s gonna be a party. I’m actually gonna lock my (bedroom) door that night.
50 Cent is the first to accept bitcoin as payment for an album. Payments will be processed by Bitpay through 50’s Shopify store.
50 Cent executive produces Power, a Stars original series. Wealthy club owner James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) is trying to leave his drug dealing past. The show’s premier will be available for free.
50 Cent performs In Da Club on Good Morning America from his album Get Rich or Die Tryin.
50 cent releases the cover art for his fifth studio album Animal Ambition.
50 Cent performs In Da Club during the Brit Awards show to promote his album Get Rich Or Die Tryin’.
Winfrey interviews 50 Cent in a one-on-one session that deals with his drug dealing past, balancing rapping and acting careers simultaneously, and being shot nine times.
It doesn’t hurt as much as people think it would hurt because of your adrenaline the shock of whats going on. It hurts after. I didn’t even know my legs were broke when I tried to get out the car.
50 Cent gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses how he was a better drug dealer, why time is precious, and his different image.
The guy that has on athletic inspired clothing might be someone that you could point to and say, “That’s hip-hop.” The baseball hat, the different things, the do-rag, I suppose could be something you would identify with me as an artist. When you start to dress with more casual clothing or more professional clothing, like a suit, people start wondering. The jewelry I think comes from not having. From not having, you aspire to live life on the highest level possible. When you start off not even being able to fantasize about buying your own car, you buy one as soon as you’re able to.
Nicole Scherzinger and 50 Cent perform Right There during The Ellen Show to promote Scherzinger’s album Killer Love.
Handler and 50 Cent are dating. The couple are spotted partying together and Handler posts a picture of them together in bed.
He’s a very sweet, nice guy. I was sampling, kind of, the atmosphere, seeing what was out there, and I was satiated.
50 Cent, Dr. Dre, and Eminem wins the Grammy for Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group for Crack A Bottle.
The artist releases his single, We Made You, from the album, Relapse. The song was produced by Dr. Dre. He and 50 Cent make cameo appearances in the music video.
The artist releases his single, You Don’t Know, featuring 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, and Cashis, from the album, Eminem Presents:The Re-Up.