Looking for a last-minute Christmas gift for that friend who has everything? Do we have a bargain for you. Or at least, 50 Cent does.
The “Get Rich or Die Tryin'” rapper, who’s currently undergoing bankruptcy proceedings after being ordered to pay millions of dollars in damages for publishing a woman’s sex tape online, has slashed the price of his Connecticut mansion once again, the Associated Press reports.
The rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, is now asking $8.5 million for the 50,000-square-foot mansion in Farmington — down from the $18.5 million he initially asked for in 2007. In the intervening eight years, the rapper has repeatedly dropped the asking price for his home.
Jackson purchased the property for $4.1 million in 2003, but is said to have spent millions in renovations into the place.
Potential buyers will get a lot for their money, including 21 bedrooms, 25 bathrooms and an unfortunate legacy. In addition to its current owner, the builder of the home, Colonial Realty founder Benjamin Sisti, went bankrupt in 1990 after it was found that the company was operating a Ponzi scheme. Another previous owner, boxing legend Mike Tyson, also went bankrupt while living there.
You’ll probably also want to set some money aside for upkeep; according to court filings, Jackson shells out nearly $70,000 in monthly expenses related to the property.
'Straight Outta Compton' and 9 Other Hip-Hop Movies That Were Ballers at the Box Office (Photos)
"Straight Outta Compton" (2015) The biopic about the rise and fall of N.W.A blazed into box-office history with a $60.2 million debut, the biggest opening ever for an R-rated film in August.
"8 Mile" (2002) The drama, about a struggling young rapper (Eminem), made $116.8 million domestically at the box office. With a budget of $41 million, this hip-hop movie was a big baller for Universal.
"Notorious" (2009) Chronicling the life and death of rap icon Notorious B.I.G., the film had a budget of $20 million and made $36.8 million domestically. It starred Jamal Woolard and Derek Luke.
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"Get Rich or Die Tryin'" (2005) 50 Cent starred in this semi-autobiographical drama about a drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue a career in rap. It made $30 million domestically off a $40 million budget.
"Brown Sugar" (2002) This movie about a magazine editor who falls in love with a hip-hop record exec starred Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan and Mos Def. It made $27.3 million off a budget of $8 million.
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"Bulworth" (1998) Warren Beatty directs and stars in this drama about a politician who decides to start speaking the truth and using rap music to get his point across. Isaiah Washington and Halle Berry co-starred in the film, which made $26.5 million at the domestic box office. However, it had a $30 million budget.
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"Hustle & Flow" (2005) Terrence Howard, Anthony Anderson, Taryn Manning and Taraji P. Henson star in the Oscar-winning film about a Memphis pimp who strives to become a successful hip-hop MC. It made $22.2 million domestically on a $2.8 million budget.
"CB4" (1993) Chris Rock co-wrote and starred in this "mockumentary" about the rise to fame of MC Gusto, Stab Master Arson and Dead Mike, members of the rap group CB4. It grossed $17.9 million at the box office.
"Beat Street" (1984) The movie centers around an aspiring DJ from the Bronx who tries to expose people to hip-hop. The film grossed $16.6 million at the domestic box office.
"Krush Groove" (1985) The drama is based on the early days of Def Jam and follows Russell Walker as he manages up-and-coming acts, which included Run-D.M.C. It starred the real members of Run-D.M.C. and and the Fat Boys. It grossed about $11 million at the box office on a $3 million budget.
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In honor of the N.W.A biopic’s record opening, TheWrap looks at 9 other films about hip-hop that broke out on the big screen