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50 Cent Donates Profits From Mansion Sale to Charity

50 Cent Donates Profits From Mansion Sale to Charity

Rapper 50 Cent has reportedly sold his 50,000-square-foot mansion in Farmington, Connecticut, for $2.9 million. According to TMZ, the musician is donating the money to charity.

A source told the online outlet that the nearly $3 million payout will benefit the G-Unity Foundation, which was begun by the rapper, otherwise known as Curtis Jackson. His foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations working to improve the quality of life in underserved communities.

The 52-room home has been on the market for more than a decade. The recent sale was 84 percent less than the $18.5 million Jackson listed it for in 2007, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The rapper bought the home from Mike Tyson’s ex-wife, Monica Turner, for $4.1 million in 2003. He spent nearly $6 million on renovations, which included a nightclub and an in-home studio.

In January during an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, he talked about the cons of owning such a massive home.

“You know when you look down the hallway in your house and you don’t wanna go down there?” the rapper joked. “You go, ‘I don’t care what’s going on down there, I don’t want to go over there.”

He added that things would break because they weren’t being used. “You didn’t turn it on, now the light is flickering,” he said.

Christina Santi is a news and culture writer for EBONY.com. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, she considers herself a well-read, not so traditional feminist with a heavy interest in music, fashion and pop culture. Christina currently lives in New York City, where she refers to her Cuban & Jamaican descent often while writing about her experiences as a first-generation Afro-Latinx in America. She also devotes time writing personalized reading material for her tutees and turning ideas into words for streetwear brand, PUER By Noel Bronson.