Bankrupt 50 Cent has asked the court to let him keep paying the bills for the upkeep of his lavish mansion.

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The entertainer, real name Curtis Jackson III, ususally shells out $72,000 in monthly expenses at his Connecticut estate.

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But after filing for bankruptcy in July, the 40-year-old rapper must now get court permission to pay all bills, no matter how basic, reports TMZ.

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Court request: Rapper 50 Cent has asked the court to let him pay basic bills to keep the power and water on at his lavish Connecticut mansion, after filing for bankruptcy in July

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The Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ rapper has asked for permission to pay electric and gas bills, as well as pay for trash removal, cable TV and his internet and phone bills.

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The rapper’s 50,000 square-foot home sits on 17-acres, and costs him $72,000 a month – including $17,400 a month for the mortgage and $5,000 for gardening.

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50 Cent has been trying to sell the lavish residence since 2007.

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At home: 50 Cent poses outside the home, which costs him $72,000 a month

At home: 50 Cent poses outside the home, which costs him $72,000 a month

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Lavish: The 21-bedroom estate was previously owned by boxer Mike Tyson

Lavish: The 21-bedroom estate was previously owned by boxer Mike Tyson

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In court papers, the value of the lavish Farmington, Connecticut home was listed as $8.25 million, with the rapper still owing $1million to the bank for the property.

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The mansion, which used to be owned by boxer Mike Tyson, has 21 bedrooms, nine kitchens, racquetball and tennis courts, a home movie theater, a nightclub with DJ area and private casino, a stripper pole, and an eight-car garage.

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The In Da Club rapper filed for bankruptcy in July, after he was ordered to pay $5million to Lastonia Leviston for civil rights violations and emotional distress after he posted her sex tape online, reportedly as revenge against his rival Rick Ross, whom she has a child with.

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Lavish: The entrance to the rapper's mansion, which has tennis and racketball courts and a private nightclub

Lavish: The entrance to the rapper’s mansion, which has tennis and racketball courts and a private nightclub

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Kick back: The musician and actor's home also features a plush home theater

Kick back: The musician and actor’s home also features a plush home theater

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On July 24, the jury ordered 50 Cent to pay an additional $2million in punitive damages after his bankruptcy bid.

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The rapper was also embroiled in a $18million lawsuit over his headphones businesses, and says his costly legal woes have forced him to file for Chapter 11.

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The musician has sold more than 22million albums, and Forbes once estimated the entertainer and businessman’s net worth at $150million.

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However, in bankruptcy paperwork 50 Cent reported $32million in debts – including $2,000 he owed to his grandfather.

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50 Cent hits the strip club 1 day after declaring bankruptcy

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Die Tryin': 50 Cent attends an event in Atlanta on August 20

Die Tryin’: 50 Cent attends an event in Atlanta on August 20

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And in court, he said the flashy cars and bling were all borrowed – part of an act to keep up his image.

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‘Those cars were rented,’ he testified in July.

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‘It’s like music videos, they say action and you see all these fancy cars but everything goes back to the dealership.’

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However bankruptcy papers state he owns seven or eight cars worth more than $500,000, including a Bentley and a Rolls Royce Phantom.

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The rapper owns a number of businesses and is an actor, most recently appearing in Jake Gyllenhaal’s new movie Southpaw.

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Court battles: 50 Cent appears on Good Morning America's Summer Concert series in New York on July 24

Court battles: 50 Cent appears on Good Morning America’s Summer Concert series in New York on July 24

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