50 Cent was in court on Monday (June 1) where he took the stand and testified to hiring BVH Integrated Services to inspect his Farmington, Conn. mansion when he purchased from Mike Tyson‘s ex-wife in 2003.
50, born Curtis Jackson, is suing the engineering company because renovations to the property ballooned far beyond the company’s originally estimated figure of $500,000 to about $6 million.
According to the New York Daily News, 50 told jurors he never would have purchased the property if he knew renovation would have cost that mush to spruce it up, “To be honest I would not have purchased a house with $700,000 worth of damages… I would have felt I was living in a construction site.”
Renovations to the 19-room mansion included repairs to the roofs, decks and driveways, in addition to, according to BVH’s lawyer Michael Byrne, other “extravagant and costly upgrades.”
The home had been put up for sale for $14.5 million but was recently taken off the market because of lack of interest.
50 is looking to recover $3 million from BVH.