50 Cent sells mansion, donates proceeds to charity

NEW YORK • The euphoria of owning a grand 21-bedroom mansion for rapper 50 Cent soon gave way to the headache and cost of maintaining the property.

He had to spend almost US$70,000 (S$94,900) a month to upkeep the property - on 50,000 sq ft of land in Farmington, Connecticut - which he bought for US$4.1 million in 2003.

"You know when you look down the hallway in your house and you don't wanna go down there?

"Things would break because you didn't use them (regularly).

"You didn't turn it on, now the light is flickering," he complained to talk show host Stephen Colbert.

The 43-year-old musician put the house on the market for US$18.5 million in 2007 but, despite making price cuts over the years, managed to find a buyer only recently, reported the Rap-up portal.

The rapper, who sold the house for US$2.9 million, is donating the proceeds to his G-Unity Foundation, which supports organisations that work to boost the quality of life for low-income and under-served communities.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 03, 2019, with the headline '50 Cent sells mansion, donates proceeds to charity'. Print Edition | Subscribe