Because of this his legal team is attempting to pull every excuse in the book for his behavior and most recently they argued that his antics on Instagram were to inspire those who look up to the Queens rapper.
According to audio recordings from a recent court appearance – obtained by TMZ – 50’s Lawyers are heard arguing his case from a motivational standpoint and call him a “responsible debtor.”
“I’m not gonna ask you whether you listen to his music or have seen his videos or anything like that,” 50’s lawyer explains, “But if you look at Mr. Jackson or other hip-hop artists, they’re aspirational. They come from poverty, many of their fans are poor. [The fans] want their favorite rapper to be rich. Money is important to them. And you look at his pre-bankruptcy persona, look at some of the videos – money is important. Filing the bankruptcy, by definition, presented a real challenge as to how it’s gonna be handled.”
Judge Ann Nevins is then heard questioning this by reminding Fif’s legal team that his posts could be perceived as “inflammatory.” They countered with the argument that if 50 hadn’t been being who he is on social media, he wouldn’t be able to lock in lucrative sponsorships or movie roles, which would in-turn help pay back those he owes money to.
There have been other reports that 50 Cent and his creditors have come close to reaching a deal. A judge still has to approve it, but if done it could go a long way to solving 50’s financial woes.
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