[wsj-responsive-image P="//art.wsj.net/api/photos/37403914/smartcrop?height=499&width=749" J="//art.wsj.net/api/photos/37403914/smartcrop?height=639&width=959" M="//art.wsj.net/api/photos/37403914/smartcrop?height=853&width=1280" caption="In this Oct. 26, 2015, file photo, Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson arrives at Media's Tribute to African-American Achievements in Television in Beverly Hills, Calif. The rapper got an initial nod form a judge on his bankruptcy plan." credit="Associated Press" placement="Inline" suppressEnlarge="false" ]
50 Cent could be close to getting out of bankruptcy after a judge gave an initial nod to the rapper’s plan to put up to $23.4 million of his future earnings, including profits from the sale of his Connecticut mansion, toward paying off his debts.
From her Hartford, Conn., courtroom, Judge Ann Nevins set a July 6 hearing to see whether the plan from the 40-year-old entertainer, whose real name is Curtis James Jackson III, is popular with the people and businesses who are owed money and can vote to accept it.
Mr. Jackson filed for chapter 11 protection on July 13
after losing a privacy lawsuit filed by a woman, Lastonia Leviston, who accused him of releasing her sex tape. Ms. Leviston once dated rapper Rick Ross, who has sparred publicly with Mr. Jackson as part of a long-running rap war.