A judge thinks 50 Cent is finessing the court in his bankruptcy case after he was seen flashing wads of cash on Instagram.
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Ann M. Nevins is worried Fif isn’t being truthful about his income, CNN Money reports.
Fif raised eyebrows after posting numerous photos of himself with cash on social media.
One photo shows the G-Unit boss lying in bed with bricks of cash, and another shows him spelling “B-R-O-K-E” with stacks of hundred dollar bills.
Judge Nevins told 50 Cent’s attorney she was “concerned about allegations of nondisclosure or a lack of transparency in the case.”
“There’s a purpose of having a bankruptcy process be transparent, and part of that purpose is to inspire confidence in the process,” the judge said in an audio recording obtained by CNN Money, adding that bankruptcy court is where “an honest but unfortunate debtor can come into court and seek relief.”
“When that process becomes very public, the need for transparency, I believe, is even higher,” she told the rapper’s lawyer, James Berman.
50 Cent’s income was brought up in court papers by those who filed lawsuits against him, including Sleek Audio, SunTrust Bank (STI) and Rick Ross’s baby mama Lastonia Leviston.
The trio claim 50 Cent posts photos of performances he might’ve been paid for that he hasn’t reported to the court.
They also pointed out that 50 Cent admitted to owning property in Africa.
My crib is almost finished in AFRICA. I'm gonna have the craziest House warming party ever. I'll… https://t.co/eZXiYL8jpn
— 50cent (@50cent) September 5, 2015
They also say 50 failed to mention in court papers that he trademarked “50 Cent” in 2004.