BROKE 50 Cent has been ordered to pay another $2 million in punitive damages to the mother of Rick Ross’ baby, according to US reports.
The rapper declared himself bankrupt earlier this month three days after he was ordered to pay Lavonia Leviston $5 million.
A jury determined the rapper had intentionally acquired an X-rated video she made with her boyfriend, added himself as a crude commentator and posted it online without her permission to embarrass his rap rival Rick Ross, who fathered a child with the woman.
In a fresh blow today, the 40-year-old star has been told he needs to pay a further sum.
Levonia was originally seeking $15million in damages.
50 Cent’s lawyer later released a statement saying he plans to fight the judgement and hopes to â€œreduce the size of the awardâ€, reports TMZ.
Earlier this week the star told a jury he was worth less than $5million, saying he exaggerates his jet set lifestyle and actually owns just ‘three cars and a few chains’.
The rapper appeared in court in a simple grey suit, swapping his flashy watches for a simple black plastic one in Manhattan Supreme Court.
He reportedly told the court the Lamborghinis, Bentleys and Rolls Royces in his music videos were all rented, and the fancy jewellery was often borrowed from a jeweller.
He told the court: “Those cars were rented.
“It’s like music videos, they say action and you see all these fancy cars but everything goes back to the dealership.”
The rapper was recently estimated to be worth $150million, but he now claims he’s $28million in debt. – Mirror