Rapper 50 Cent Tells Bankruptcy Judge That Photos of Piles of Cash ‘Were Fake’

March 12, 2016 Updated: March 13, 2016

Last month, a judge asked rapper 50 Cent to explain how he managed to have piles of cash lying around in his house, which he posted on Instagram, since he had earlier filed for bankruptcy. 

In a new court document, the New York Times reports that 50 Cent (real name Curtis Jackson) offered an answer: The money was fake, “prop money.”

“Just because I am photographed in or next to a certain vehicle, wearing an article of clothing, holding a product, sitting next to what appears to be large sums of money, or modeling expensive pieces of jewelry does not meant that I own everything in those photos,” 50 Cent said.

This is not the only picture of wealth that the rapper has posted on the web. Another picture shows stacks of hundred bills spelling out the word “broke.” 

The rapper is being plagued by lawsuits from former business partners asking him for money, as well as one ex-girlfriend who successfully sued him for $5 million dollars after he leaked their sex-tape on the internet. 

The total penalties of these lawsuits add up to more than $25 million, according to the Times.