Whether it's out of necessity or spite, 50 Cent is trying his best to avoid having to pay Rick Ross's baby mama Lastonia Leviston even more than the $5 million he already has to pay her.
Fif took the stand during the punitive round of the trial today, and apologized to Leviston.
"I'm sorry if you feel like I hurt you," he told her.
Then his lawyer, James Renard, told the jury 50 Cent was only worth $4.4 million before getting hit with the $5 million judgement.
Leviston's lawyer Philip Freidin disputed this, and brought up record sales, mansions, cars, jewelry and a video of Fif throwing money around the strip club last week. According to the New York Daily News, this is how 50 reconciled that under oath:
"I take the jewelry and cars back to the stores" after posing for pictures with them, he told Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Paul Wooten. Asked about his 38 million in record sales, he said, "I make ten cents a record." When asked about the two movies he's currently in, "Spy" and "Southpaw," Fitty responded that he made $100,000 for each. When questioned about his hit TV show "Power," which he also executive produces, he said he's made about $150,000 from each of its first two seasons. He did admit to buying a Rolls Royce on July 4 — but said he traded in two other cars to buy it. "I took two others back," he said. He said he "hopes" that he'll continue to be successful, but said he was worried his "brand" had taken a hit since he filed for bankruptcy last week. "Now that I filed for bankruptcy, I'm not as cool as I was last week," he said.What do you think? Is 50 playing an (under oath) game? Or is his wealth really a mirage?