Rapper 50 Cent drops sale price of his Connecticut mansion

FILE - Actor and rapper Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson attends the premiere of "Southpaw" at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square on Monday, July 20, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Rapper 50 Cent has dropped the asking price of his Connecticut mansion to less than $6 million.

The Courant reports 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis James Jackson III, reduced the price of the 17-acre Farmington property to $5.995 million, according to the website of the real estate agent that has the listing.

The rapper bought the 19-bedroom home from boxer Mike Tyson in 2003 for $4.1 million and made millions of dollars in renovations.

The 50,000-square-foot mansion was originally listed for $18.5 million. By last fall the price had dropped to $8.5 million.

Jackson filed for bankruptcy a year ago, citing debts of $36 million and assets of less than $20 million. A judge this month approved Jackson's plan to reorganize his finances and repay creditors.