Hellobeautiful Featured Video


'Southpaw' New York Premiere - Outside Arrivals

Source: Jim Spellman / Getty

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson can milk these bankruptcy shenanigans all he wants, but a New York City judge doesn’t seem to care. According to reports, a judge has ordered 50 Cent to pay Lavonia Leviston, the mother of Rick Ross’ child, an additional $2 million in punitive damages for leaking her sex tape in 2009.

50 was ordered to pay Leviston $5 million prior to today’s decision, which resulted in the rapper filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Connecticut — a move that he may have made to keep from having to cough up so much money.

However, he leaked the sex tape out of spite as a diss to Rick Ross, with whom he was  beefing with at the time. Obviously the judge and jury weren’t amused.

The breakdown is that 50 Cent has to pay  $2.5 million for using Leviston’s image without her permission, another $2.5 million for intentional infliction of emotional distress, and $2 million in punitive damages.

This is probably not a lesson learned for Curtis. We all know he loves stirring up drama.


50 Cent On Filing For Bankruptcy: ‘It Means You’re Re-Organizing Your Finances’

50 Cent Celebrates His 40th Birthday By Showing Off His Chiseled Abs