50CentsMansion

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.

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