Rapper 50 Cent Makes $8 Million in Bitcoin: ‘I Forgot I Did That’

A bitcoin success story for the ages: Rapper 50 Cent forgets he took a chance on the cryptocurrency in 2014 and accidentally makes almost $8 million four years later.

50 Cent, who is known for his hit songs “In Da Club” and “P.I.M.P.,” reportedly accepted payment for his 2014 album Animal Ambition in the form of the now-very-profitable cryptocurrency bitcoin.

GettyImages-487772268 Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson attends Annual Charity Day hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC at BGC Partners, Inc. on September 11, 2015, in New York City. Getty Images North America

“I’m a keep it real I forgot I did that shit. Lol," the rapper said in a since-deleted comment on Instagram.

Fans paid the hip-hop star 700 bitcoin for his album that only sold 124,000 copies. Had 50 Cent cashed in his sum four years ago, it would have only amounted to approximately $400,000. A small number in comparison to his 2018 $7.8 million profit.

“Not bad for a kid from South Side,” he said on social media. “I’m so proud of me.”

Investors may suggest that 50 Cent cash in his coins soon, as Bitcoin saw its highest value just under $20,000 before Christmas but has since fallen to $10,962.

The rapper has previously had his own financial issues.

He filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2015, a move that was then questioned by Judge Ann Nevins one year later when the rapper posted Instagram photos of himself lying in a bed of $100 bills and sitting next to the word “broke,” which was spelled out with stacks of cash.

He has reportedly paid off more than $22 million since 2015 in order to even out his finances.

The 42-year-old rapper appears to be enjoying his current stroke of luck.

“A little bitcoin anyone? LOL. I know I make you sick but excuse me…I’m getting to the bag,” he posted on Twitter.

It seems as though 50 Cent is making good on his promise to "get rich or die tryin’."

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