Rap star 50 Cent hints at Hushpuppi TV sequence

American rap star 50 Cent has hinted that he’s set to make a tv sequence on the life and crimes of infamous Nigerian fraudster Hushpuppi.

The chart-topping artist, whose actual identify is Curtis James Jackson III, shared his plans together with his 28 million followers on Instagram.

Instagram influencer Ramon Abbas, extensively often called Hushpuppi, was jailed for greater than 11 years by a US court docket final week for committing fraud and cash laundering on a world scale.

He was ordered to pay greater than $1.7 million in restitution to 2 fraud victims.

“For my scammers I gotta do that one,” wrote 50 Cent on his verified Instagram account.

“Hushpuppy (sic) sequence coming quickly.”

Abbas, 40, was arrested in Dubai in June 2020 when police raided the five-star Versace resort residence the place he lived. He was extradited to the US.

He had cultivated a following of two.3 million on Instagram, the place he confirmed off a penchant for Versace bathrobes and luxurious vehicles. His account was shut down by the social media firm final week ― after rising by 500,000 since his arrest.

Abbas admitted to trying to steal greater than $1.1m from an individual who wished to fund a brand new faculty in Qatar.

He additional admitted to “a number of different cyber and enterprise e-mail compromise schemes that cumulatively prompted greater than $24 million in losses”, the US Justice Division stated.

It isn’t clear if 50 Cent intends to tackle the starring position himself or shall be concerned in financing the mission.

The rapper, 47, has taken on quite a few movie and tv roles through the years, along with his profitable musical profession.

From poverty to celebration life and jail

A sequence on Hushpuppi might look at his rise and fall, from an impoverished background to residing a lifetime of luxurious on the again of ill-gotten good points.

A BBC Africa investigation discovered that Abbas initially got here from a poor space north of Lagos, with a mom who labored in a market and a taxi driver father.

It reported that he began out his fraudulent way of life as a “Yahoo Boy”, a Nigerian time period for a hustler who spams net customers with spurious requests for loans, money transfers and even romance.

Abbas’s later scams, utilizing a method often called enterprise e-mail compromise, had been startlingly easy.

It begins with the fraudulent celebration figuring out an organization that has simply ordered items.

They ship an e-mail to that firm posing because the provider, from an e-mail deal with that’s virtually precisely the identical as the actual provider’s, with solely a single letter or quantity completely different.

Sometimes, the fraudster says the provider has simply modified their enterprise checking account and lists the brand new account, claiming that is the place the cost for the products ought to be despatched.

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Up to date: November 13, 2022, 10:19 AM

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