In 2014, 50 Cent became the first rapper to accept Bitcoin as payment for his work, according to TMZ.

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50, real name Curtis Jackson, was paid about 700 bitcoins for sales on Animal Ambition, which at the time were worth about $662 per bitcoin. Now, those very same bitcoins are worth between $10k and $12k, meaning 50 pulled in anywhere between $7 and $8.5 crypto-million for the 2014 album.

The whole thing is also a nice surprise for Jackson, who admitted on a now deleted Instagram post that he actually forgot any of this even happened until TMZ pointed it out, writing “I’m a keep it real I forgot I did that shit” under his original celebratory Instagram.

We’re not sure why he’d delete that, it’s pretty funny, but he did later tweet about it.


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