The rapper has reduced his original asking price for the 19-bedroom, 25-bathroom estate from $18.5 million to $5 million
Rapper 50 Cent is reportedly opening the doors to his expansive, luxurious Connecticut mansion for an upcoming episode of Million Dollar Listing. And for good reason: The “Candy Shop” hitmaker hasn’t been able to sell the 19-bedroom, 25-bathroom home since he first listed it back in 2007. At one point, the home was priced at $18.5 million, and according to the New York Post, the asking price has now been lowered to $5 million after a few price cuts. Perhaps part of the difficulty in finding a buyer has to do with the property’s over-the-top amenities that are not typical of a home in the area: an indoor pool, a Playboy mansion-style grotto (which is said to include a hot tub that can seat 40 people), a basketball court, a night club, multiple game rooms, a green-screen room, a recording studio, a full gym and a home theater.
The filming Thursday will involve a showing a the 17-acre Farmington, CT, estate complete with “lunch” and “complimentary bus service” from Madison Avenue, though the rapper himself won’t be on hand, as he’s filming his own television series, Power. From the sounds of it, the rapper hasn’t been very present around his property in recent years anyway: back in May 2017, when the home was reportedly burglarized, 50 Cent took to social media in a since-deleted post, writing, “What my house got robbed, I thought I sold that MF. LOL.” Nothing appeared to be stolen in the break-in. The home, which was originally built in 1985, has had a storied past: boxer Mike Tyson previously owned it for a period of time before selling it in 1996. It was left untouched for six years before it was awarded to his second wife, Monica Turner, in their divorce settlement. She sold the estate to 50 Cent in 2003 for $4.1 million.