News: 50 Cent Says Mansion Still For Sale, "I Need Somewhere Where I Can Feel At Home"

Saturday, Nov 21, 2009 8:30AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

50 Cent recently updated fans on the status of his Connecticut mansion in the marketplace and described why he wants to move to a new location after making the spot renowned for his "Candy Shop" music video.

For 50, the home's overwhelming size has become an issue for him.

"That's why I'm downsizing, I need somewhere where I can feel at home. It feels like I'm in a hotel," 50 said in a recent interview. "There's a nightclub. You know how people have like a focus group? I have that for my music, like, 1,500 people and play it (new songs). The neighbors are so far away they can't even hear us." 50 also wants to downsize because he's tired of the two-hour commute to New York City almost every day. (VIBE)

Fif recently slashed the mansion's for sale price by roughly $8 million.

The price of the Connecticut mega-mansion owned by rapper 50 Cent has dropped again -- to $10.9 million. The New York City rapper bought it for $4.1 million and said it had "a 'Miami Vice' feel" and spent $6 million on renovations and repairs. The home was for sale for nearly two years before being pulled off the market in May with the initial $18.5 million price dropped to $14.5 million late last year. 50 Cent says he's tired of the two-hour commute to New York City and wants to downsize. (Hartford Courant)

The rapper settled a lawsuit regarding the home and renovation costs last summer.

50 Cent has settled his lawsuit against an engineering firm over repairs and renovations to a Connecticut mansion he bought from boxer Mike Tyson in 2003, a court official said. Details of the settlement were not immediately available. Messages were left for lawyers for the entertainer and the firm, BVH Integrated Services of Bloomfield. Linda Cohn, deputy chief clerk at Hartford Superior Court, confirmed the settlement. (Associated Press)

The case stemmed from a 2006 lawsuit.

Rapper 50 Cent is taking on an engineering firm over home repairs done to his Connecticut mansion. The rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, arrived in court for the start of the trial of his lawsuit against BVH Integrated Services. He hired the company when he bought his Farmington mansion in 2003 and repairs were to cost $44,000, but the lawsuit says the company billed him for $2.7 million. BVH calls the claims "fabricated" and says it received no complaints from Jackson until the lawsuit was filed. The case is being heard by a Hartford Superior Court judge. (WFSB-TV)

No further details have been revealed as of now.

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