Price of 50 Cent's Connecticut Mansion Drops Again

If you've ever wanted to live like a hip-hop mogul, you might want to give 50 Cent's real estate agent a call. 

The Queens-born rapper's sprawling mansion in Farmington, Connecticut, has been on the market for more than half a decade, and it's now being offered for $8.5 million. The asking price could be considered a steal compared to the G-Unit frontman's initial $18.5 million listing in 2009. 

50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson III, said he initially bought the 21 bedroom, 50,000 square-foot home because it had a "Miami Vice" feel. The home was once owned by boxer Mike Tyson.

Whoever buys the home will be getting a lot of amenities for their money. The property features a nightclub, a full gym, a recording studio, a basketball court, a helicopter landing pad, two pools, a casino-style game room, a beautiful grotto and several guesthouses. 

It's not the first time that the asking price for the house has dropped. It was slashed to $14.5 million in 2009, when 50 Cent said he was tired of the two-hour commute to Manhattan. Then in 2011, the asking price dropped to $9.9 million. 

The home doesn't come without a sizable maintenance expense, however: the rapper revealed during bankruptcy proceedings earlier this year that he pays $72,000 a month to maintain the house.

Earlier this year, several news outlets reported that 50 cent was trying to rent the sprawling estate.

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