'Bankrupt' 50 Cent Ordered to Explain Instagram Photos

Creditors spotted pictures of him frolicking in cash
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 20, 2016 7:35 AM CST
'Bankrupt' 50 Cent Ordered to Explain Instagram Photos
An "honest but unfortunate" debtor?   (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

A bankruptcy judge who says the process is for "honest but unfortunate" debtors wants 50 Cent to explain why he has been acting like Scrooge McDuck in Instagram photos. He has been ordered to court to discuss the photos, including one of him spelling out "BROKE" in stacks of bills and another of piles of cash in his fridge, reports CNN. The rapper's social media posting were brought to the court's attention by creditors including Lastonia Leviston, who was awarded $7 million in a sex-tape lawsuit last year, the Wall Street Journal reports. They want a financial professional to manage the rapper's affairs until the $30 million he owes is paid off. His lawyers claim the cash photos are to "maintain his brand and image." (Here's what 50 Cent spends his money on, according to court filings.)

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