Photo of 50 Cent via Wikimedia
Twelve years later, the massive Connecticut mansion owned by rapper-actor 50 Cent has finally sold. According to the Wall Street Journal, the musician’s mansion in Farmington sold for $2.9 million, 84 percent less than the $18.5 million he first sought in 2007. Most recently, the 17-acre estate was listed for just under $5 million. The home stretches 50,000 square feet and is decked out with 19 bedrooms, 35 bathrooms, its own night club, basketball court, movie theater, and G Unit-themed decor throughout.
The rapper bought the home the same year his first album, “Get Rich or Die Tryin,” was released. He purchased the home from former boxer Mike Tyson in 2003 for $4.1 million.
50 Cent struggled to sell the pad for so many years, he actually forgot he owned it. After reports of a burglary at the home surfaced in 2017, he joked on Instagram: “What my house got robbed, I thought I sold that MF. LOL.”
According to a 2007 article in the Hartford Courant, 50 Cent spent up to $6 million renovating the house, which included adding a helicopter pad for easy travel to and from New York City.
Curt Clemens Sr., a real estate agent who toured the property, told the Courant at the time: “I was surprised it hadn’t come on the market because we were expecting it,” Clemens said. “He’s put a lot into it, and it’s all very tasteful, except the stripper poles.”
The home has an over-the-top lavish vibe, with dark wood floors, gold drapes, and chandeliers. Marble floors and built-in shelves can be found throughout the home. It’s unclear whether the framed photos of the rapper with Madonna, Bill Gates, and President Donald Trump as seen above are included with the sale.
Photos from the listing, which is no longer live, reveal how 50 Cent used all 52-rooms, for both professional and personal purposes. The home comes with a recording studio, a conference room, an indoor pool, home theater, and half-court basketball court. A night club has enough room for multiple tables and chairs, a stage, and lots of lighting equipment.
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All photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman