Rapper 50 Cent: Co. overbilled for mansion repairs

Rapper 50 Cent says he never would have bought a Connecticut mansion once owned by boxer Mike Tyson had he realized it would require millions in repairs and renovations.

The rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, testified in a Hartford court Tuesday as part of his lawsuit against engineers BVH Integrated Services.

50 Cent says he hired the firm to inspect the Farmington mansion in 2003 when he was buying it from Tyson’s ex-wife. He says he assumed the company’s estimate of $500,000 in repairs was “a legitimate assessment” of what the repairs would cost.

He spent about $6 million fixing the house and says about $3 million of that was excessive.

BVH attorney Michael Byrne says 50 Cent wanted “extravagant and costly upgrades.

Pictured: 50 Cent arrives for the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS 2009 benefit at the Hotel du Cap during the 62nd Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2009 in Antibes, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)

Dad, Business man, and part time author who loves technology, culture, politics, and conversation. I hope that you enjoy the news that I like to write about. Feel free to get in touch with me about articles and topics that you want to see.