50 Cent Claims He’s Spent Over $20 Million On Legal Fees Since 2003
It seems like over the years 50 Cent (real name Curtis Jackson) has put a lot of money towards legal issues!
The creator of the Power franchise shared in a recent interview that since the release of his 2003 debut album Get Rich Or Die Tryin’, he has spent more than $20 million on legal fees.
50 Cent said,
“I spent over $23 million legal fees since I had success in 2003. So when you say you successful or you rich in a different way, that money was just written off as expenses of business. You in it and I’m going, ‘What?’ When I’m looking at it myself, ‘That’s how much you really spent on that?”
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) November 22, 2022
“The only thing someone in America can do is sue someone. They’re gonna sue and there always gonna be pro-bono or say, ‘We’ll defend you for 30 percent of what we receive off of this because we do see a case.’”
According to reports, police have arrested 50 Cent three times since the start of his career, and there are also a lot of lawsuits, business dealings, and child support payments that seemingly factor into the hefty legal fee. In addition, he’s built a bit of a reputation for going after people who he says owe him money, including celebrities such as Teairra Mari and Rick Ross,
The rapper is presently engaged in a legal dispute with plastic surgeon Angela Kogan, who is being sued for allegedly using a fan photo to advertise her penis augmentation service. According to Angela Kogan, the rapper didn’t, in fact, receive genital surgery, but he consented to get complimentary services from her in exchange for the disputed photo.
Angela Kogan shared her trademark peace sign selfie with 50 Cent back in February 2020. He apparently wasn’t too pleased with the image, stating in the lawsuit that Kogan altered the image to make it appear he had a penis augmentation procedure and utilized it without his permission. He allegedly wants to forbid the surgeon from using the photos going forward.
Kogan has since retained her own attorneys in the ongoing legal battle.
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