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50 Cent discusses bankruptcy on Conan, says, 'I need protection'

By Germaine Benson
50 Cent discusses bankruptcy on Conan, says, 'I need protection'
Rapper 50 Cent attends the Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 17, 2015. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, July 16 (UPI) -- A little financial trouble isn't enough to bring down 50 Cent.

Earlier this week the rapper filed for bankruptcy but remained in high spirits while visiting Conan Wednesday night.

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When O'Brien brought up the news about the 40-year-old's recent struggle, he simply smiled and said, "Yeah, I need protection."

"You look like you're doing OK, I gotta be frank with you," O'Brien said.

"You know, you get a bullseye pinned on my back," 50 Cent told the host. "When you're successful, and you're publicly known, you become the ideal person for people to have lawsuits for."

The actor referred to the lawsuit with Lavonia Leviston, where he was ordered to pay a $5 million settlement for releasing a sex tape of her and another man.

"You know when you're successful and stuff, you become a target," he said. "I don't wanna be a bulls-eye. I don't want anybody to pick me as the guy that they just come to with astronomical claims and go through all that."

On Monday, after the news was released about the singer, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, he posted a picture on his Instagram poking fun at his current situation. Jackson's South Paw co-star, Jake Gyllenhaal, snapped a photo of him posing next to a small car. "Times are hard out here LMAO," he wrote n the post.

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Times are hard out here LMAO #EFFENVODKA #FRIGO #SMSAUDIO

A photo posted by 50 Cent (@50cent) on

50 Cent can been seen alongside Rachel McAdams and Gyllenhaal in South Paw, which hits theaters July 24.

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