Despite Bankruptcy, 50 Cent To Face Punitive Damages in Sex Tape Trial

Brendan O'Connor · 07/19/15 02:40PM

Earlier this month, jurors in a civil suit ordered 50 Cent, a.k.a. Curtis James Jackson III, to pay $5 million in compensatory damages to Lastonia Leviston, whose sex tape 50 Cent edited, narrated, and leaked to the Internet in 2009. Leviston is the ex-girlfriend of Rick Ross, a.k.a. William Leonard Roberts, Jr., with whom 50 Cent was then feuding, and the mother of his child. The jurors also voted to impose punitive damages, but, before they could hear testimony about his net worth, 50 Cent filed for bankruptcy in Connecticut, incurring an automatic stay in the Manhattan trial. Last week, Leviston’s attorneys moved for relief from the stay—to allow the second part of the sentencing to move forward—and, on Friday, a judge granted that motion, over 50 Cent’s lawyers’ objections.

Nicki Minaj Cuddles Up to Meek Mill, Fuels Dating Rumors

Dayna Evans · 01/12/15 11:14AM

Nicki Minaj, god of rap, was spotted in Philadelphia on Friday night, visiting who is speculated to be her new boyfriend, rapper Meek Mill. An adorable photograph shared to Rick Ross's Instagram shows joyful cuddling between the two. Mazel tov, Nicki and Meek, if the rumors are indeed true! You're both so beautiful and talented.