50 Cent, Worth $155 Million Two Months Ago, Has Filed for Bankruptcy

Here are some astonishing numbers for you.

According to Forbes, Rapper 50 Cent was worth $155 million in May. A minority stake in Vitamin Water fetched him between $60 million and $100 million over the past few years, making him the fourth richest hip-hop artist in the game, an achievement he capped off by doing this:

Just last week, the New York Times praised his business intellect.

And today, seemingly out of nowhere, he filed chapter 11 bankruptcy protection with reported assets and debts each in the range of $10 million to $50 million.

So, how did Curtis get here? We assume it’s to spite forking over $5 million to rival Rick Ross’ baby mama Lastonia Leviston over a 2009 sex tape, an order that was made just a few days ago.

We recommend hitting up Twitter for some excellent jokes.

But it’s also very probable that 50 is actually in da club out-smarting us all right now. Well, at least the IRS anyway…