Fans in ‘ Die Tryin’ bid for broke rap­per

Townsville Bulletin - - LIFESTYLE -

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.

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