50 Cent Says He's Quitting Instagram Amid Legal and Financial Troubles

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50 Cent is done with Instagram.
The rapper made the proclamation on Thursday, posting an Instagram pic that read simple, “Big Announcement.”
“I'm done with IG after tonight, someone else will operate it for me,” 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, wrote, adding the hashtags “#EFFENVODKA #FRIGO #thisimageiscourtapporved.”

The announcement comes after the 40-year-old rapper posted and then deleted several Instagrams about his ongoing legal troubles. 50 Cent -- who filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in February 2015 -- was called to court this week, TMZ reports, because of his penchant for showing off cash on his social media accounts, despite claiming to be broke (hence the cheeky hashtag).
"For some reason people love me. I went to court today and all I felt was love. They asked me about money I said I ain't got none, but if you want some m&m's here ya go. #EFFENVODKA," the rapper wrote on Wednesday in another since-deleted post.
Some of 50’s deleted Instagram posts are still live on his Twitter account, however, including one that begins, “I have millions of dollar in my company's, the court knows this.”
After the announcement, several sponsored posts for Effen Vodka -- in which the rapper is a shareholder -- were posted to his Instagram account.