50 Cent is surprised by how much he's spent in legal fees since 2003

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50 Cent is surprised by how much he's spent in legal fees since 2003

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50 Cent has opened up about the whopping figure he's spent on legal fees since rising to fame.

Prepare for your eyes to water as the rapper reveals his estimation for just how hefty a sum he's spent.

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The musician - real name Curtis James Jackson III - may have achieved his goal of getting rich rather than dying trying, alas, the path to great wealth never did run smooth.

Along with 50 Cent's fame and fortune have come copyright claims and even allegations surrounding a penis enlargement?!

Having had his fair share of court cases - with more yet to come - the 47-year-old has had to dole out the cash in legal fees.

50 Cent has shared an estimation of how much money he's spent on legal fees since 2003. Credit: Reynaldo Chaib Paganelli / Alamy Stock Photo
50 Cent has shared an estimation of how much money he's spent on legal fees since 2003. Credit: Reynaldo Chaib Paganelli / Alamy Stock Photo

In an interview with Brian J. Roberts, 50 Cent revealed his estimation for how much he's spent on legal fees since his best-known album Get Rich or Die Tryin' was released.

He said: "I spent over $23 million (£19 million) on legal fees since I’ve had success in 2003. Over $23 million in legal fees.

"So when you say you successful or that 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?’ I was like, ‘Wow!'"

50 Cent noted how shocked he was by the amount he's spent. Credit: Brian J. Roberts/ YouTube
50 Cent noted how shocked he was by the amount he's spent. Credit: Brian J. Roberts/ YouTube

The rapper went on to claim the 'only thing someone in America can do is sue someone'.

He continued: "They’re gonna sue and the lawyers always gonna be pro-bono or say, ‘We’ll defend you in exchange for 30 percent of what we receive off of this, because we do see a case here'."

"[...] The lawyers going to come and find the case. [...] Then they come back looking for another eight percent maybe."

Ultimately, 50 Cent resolved those with publicly 'deep pockets' are 'targets' for 'those types of situations'.

50 Cent may have spent $23 million on legal fees, but he's not crying about it because he's still a multimillionaire. Credit: PA Images/ Alamy Stock Photo
50 Cent may have spent $23 million on legal fees, but he's not crying about it because he's still a multimillionaire. Credit: PA Images/ Alamy Stock Photo

Thankfully for 50 Cent, while $23 million is more money than most of us could ever dream of, at the time of writing, he's still worth a cool $40 million according to Celebrity Net Worth.

He's also earned at least $260 million throughout his career so far, so $23 million is really just spare change.

While the rapper did file for bankruptcy in 2015, he's definitely in no desperate need of money and didn't bother to take up his son's offer of $6,700 to spend a day with him.

Topics: Celebrity, 50 Cent, Money, Music, Social Media, US News, Viral, YouTube, Rap

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