The mansion of rapper 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, is pictured in Farmington, Conn. in this March 10, 2005 file photo. The rapper is selling the 52-room mansion, an estate once owned by boxer Mike Tyson, for $18.5 million, and he’s showing off the property on a special edition of MTV’s “Cribs” on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007, so fans can take a peek before he moves out. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Rapper 50 Cent has lowered the asking price for his Connecticut mansion again after filing for bankruptcy in the state this past summer.

The Hartford Courant reports (http://cour.at/1Ocr4YD) the new listing for 50 Cent’s 21-bedroom, 25-bathroom home in Farmington is $8.5 million.

The rapper bought the 50,000-square-foot mansion for $4.1 million in 2003, but reports say he invested between $6 million to $10 million on renovations.

50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson III, first asked for $18.5 million for the home in 2007 and has been periodically reducing its price ever since.

High-end residential real estate expert Rob Giuffria says “50 would have a better chance being a country music singer” than finding a buyer at $8.5 million.

The listing broker couldn’t be reached for comment.


Information from: Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com