Curtis James Jackson III, the rapper known as 50 Cent, recently filed bankruptcy. According to the Wall Street Journal, the rapper filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Hartford, Conn. Assets and debts reportedly ranged from $10 to $50 million.
— Katy Stech (@KatyStech) July 13, 2015
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) July 13, 2015
— Leeanne Griffin (@LGriffinCT) July 13, 2015
Twitter followers did not waste a minute. Puns and word play on the rapper’s name appeared and circulated quickly.
— Q. Allan Brocka (@allanbrocka) July 13, 2015
If 50 Cent is bankrupt, does he have to change his name?
— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) July 13, 2015
50 Cent has filed for bankruptcy? That makes 0 Cents.
— Brett Phipps (@InverteBrett) July 13, 2015
50 Cent is no longer his name. It's his bank account.
— Rob Z (@Rob_InTheSlot) July 13, 2015
Some Twitter fans left the name game and focused on the irony of the rapper’s candid photos of money and his tweets about being rich.
It's mental that 50 Cent is bankrupt. He's always been so careful with his savings. pic.twitter.com/CrLgWAwVhs
— The Dolphin (@The_Dolphin_Pub) July 13, 2015
As 50 Cent files for bankruptcy, I think it's only fair we all take a moment to revisit this tweet: https://t.co/y7fZ8zPxkB
— HeardinLondon (@HeardinLondon) July 13, 2015
RIP 50 Cent, died bringing out the trash that's been piling up at his grandma's house since 2010
— Air Budd Dwyer (@JonnyFahrenheit) July 13, 2015
The rapper is filing for bankruptcy just days after the Associated Press reported that “a jury ordered the rapper-actor Friday to pay $5 million.” Some fans believe there is a possibility of a scam.
— RANsquawk (@RANsquawk) July 13, 2015
50 Cent Files for Bankruptcy amidst mounting debts (legal and otherwise) over $50,000,000 . Claimed $10 mil in assets pic.twitter.com/1VcfeKdpG3
— DJ Akademiks (@IamAkademiks) July 13, 2015
I just watched Power the other day and 50 Cent (@50cent) filed for bankruptcy? I think it's a business move. Ain't no way he broke lol
— ಠ_ಠ ☺ ¯_(ツ)_/¯ (@StreetTeamAC) July 13, 2015
Unless 50 Cent literally woke up every day and drank $100 bill smoothies and threw Ferraris out his window, he's not bankrupt
— Trevor S (@trevso_electric) July 13, 2015
— Mashable (@mashable) July 13, 2015