News: UPDATE: 50 Cent Testifes In Court, "I Would Not Have Purchased A House W/ $700K Worth Of Damages" [Video]
Wednesday, Jun 3, 2009 9:28AM
G-Unit leader Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson appeared in court Tuesday (June 2) afternoon to speak on his lawsuit regarding over-priced repairs and renovations made to his Connecticut mansion.
Fif appeared in a Hartford courtroom yesterday to testify.
This is a story about a first time home buyer who claims his home inspector grossly underestimated how much it would cost to fix up the house he was buying. Most plaintiffs in civil cases at Hartford Superior Court are not mobbed when they leave after testifying. But this plaintiff is Curtis Jackson, better known as rapper 50 Cent. Today his celebrity was the top act at the normally sedate chambers of Hartford Superior Court. (WTNH News)
The rapper said he would not have purchased the house in 2003, if he had known about the additional costs.
"I would not have purchased the property with $1 million worth of work to do. To be honest I would not have purchased a house with $700,000 worth of damages," he testified. "I would have felt I was living in a construction site." (New York Daily News)
The contractor, BVH Integrated Services, also argued their points.
Their estimate to fix the roof, windows, decks and other parts of the property was $500,000 -- 50 Cent claims the real cost was $3 million. BVH is arguing that the rap star is trying to con the court to force the firm to pay for part of his extravagant personal touches to the home. The trial is expected to last up 8 days. (Baltimore Sun)
For the time being, Fif has reportedly taken his home off the market and real estate agents have confirmed the move.
Rapper 50 Cent's opulent Farmington mansion -- priced at more than $14 million -- is off the market after nearly two years and no buyers, according to local real estate agents. The home, which the famous rapper bought in 2003 for $4.1 million, was for sale for 722 days, first with an asking price of $18.5 million. Late last year, the asking price was dropped to $14.5 million in an effort to attract more potential buyers. In May, the listing contract with Keller Williams Realty's Ridgefield office officially expired, and the property has not yet been re-listed for sale, an agent familiar with the estate said. Keller Williams agents could not be reached for comment Monday. (Courant)
Check out 50 Cent in court below: