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.
No word on whether the purchase price also includes a refrigerator stocked with cold, hard cash.