A judge has ordered 50 Cent to appear in court after posting a series of photos of himself with loads of cash, according to CNN Money. The rapper filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in July.
"I'm concerned about allegations of nondisclosure or a lack of transparency in the case,” U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Ann M. Nevins told 50 Cent’s attorney in a Hartford, Connecticut court hearing Thursday (February 18).
In a number of photos and videos posted last year, 50 Cent is pictured with what appears to be thousands of dollars.
"There's a purpose of having a bankruptcy process be transparent, and part of that purpose is to inspire confidence in the process," the judge also said. Bankruptcy court is where "an honest but unfortunate debtor can come into court and seek relief,” Nevins added. "When that process becomes very public, the need for transparency, I believe, is even higher.”
50 Cent’s attorneys say their client has done nothing wrong.
"Mr. Jackson has been forthcoming and transparent with all creditors,” his attorneys said to the judge, referring to 50 Cent by his given name, Curtis Jackson.
In July 2015, 50 Cent was ordered to pay $5 million to Lastonia Leviston for posting a sex tape of her. Leviston has a daughter with Rick Ross, with whom 50 Cent has a rivalry.