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Rapper 50 Cent files for bankruptcy

Rapper 50 Cent has filed for bankruptcy protection in his home state of Connecticut today.

Court documents filed to a court in the city of Hartford show that Curtis James Jackson III has reported assets and debts which are both between $10 million and $50 million (£6.4 million to £32.1 million)

Last Friday a jury told 50 Cent to pay $5 million to a woman who sued him over a sex tape of hers he had acquired.

He has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and won several awards, including a Grammy Award, thirteen Billboard Music Awards, six World Music Awards, three American Music Awards and four BET Awards.

He has pursued an acting career, appearing in the semi-autobiographical film Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2005), the Iraq War film Home of the Brave (2006) and Righteous Kill (2008).

Updated: Monday 13 July 2015