Fans in ‘ Die Tryin’ bid for broke rapper
FANS of Get Rich Or Die Tryin rapper 50 Cent have set up a fundraising website to help boost his finances after he filed for bankruptcy last week.
The In Da Club star has applied for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and his fans are now trying to help him out by creating the site help50cent. tumblr. com.
The website is titled “Make 50 Cent rich again!” and asks visitors to boost the rapper’s earnings by listening to his track Piggy Bank on streaming service Spotify, but the website editors note: “Spotify pays the artist $ 0.0011 per play so let’s click away his bankruptcy”.
The fundraising attempt had received just $ US12 ($ 16.20) in donations by last night.
50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, has joked about the bankruptcy filing, insisting it is good business practice and he still has plenty of money.
But documents obtained by TMZ. com show Jackson owes $ US26 million to a variety of creditors, including his grandpa, who he owes $ US1.7 million.
The rapper’s 2003 album Get Rich or Die Tryin sold more than 12 million copies that year.