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50 Cent testifies in house lawsuit

50 Cent poses for pictures at the party for Eminem's new Shade 45 Radio Channel on Sirius Satellite Radio at Roseland BallroomV in New York on October 28, 2004. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
50 Cent poses for pictures at the party for Eminem's new "Shade 45" Radio Channel on Sirius Satellite Radio at Roseland BallroomV in New York on October 28, 2004. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh) | License Photo

HARTFORD , Conn., June 3 (UPI) -- Hip-hop artist 50 Cent has testified in Connecticut's Hartford Superior Court against an engineering firm he is suing.

The rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, said Tuesday he hired BVH Integrated Services to survey a Farmington mansion he bought in 2003 and to tell him what it would cost to "bring it up to speed," The Hartford Courant reported.

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The company, however, estimated it would cost $500,000 to repair the dwelling, the Courant said Jackson's lawsuit called that quote grossly inaccurate.

"I would not have purchased the property with a $1 million worth of work to do. To be honest, I would not have purchased a house with $700,000 worth of damages. I would have felt I was living in a construction site," Jackson said.

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