Grammys 2015
Get Rich Or Die Tryin rapper 50 Cent filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy on 13 JulyGetty

US rapper 50 Cent is expected to appear in court to provide testimony about his finances just days after he filed for bankruptcy.

The 40-year-old will appear at a Manhattan court on 21 July when a jury will determine the damages he must pay to Lastonia Leviston whose sex tape he released without permission in 2009.

According to the New York Post's Page Six, lawyers for 50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, appeared in front of a judge on 20 July to demand a mistrial, claiming the jurors may be influenced by news of his bankruptcy filing.

The hip hop star's attorney James Renard reportedly said: "My concern is there might have been exposure to media that might have influenced the jurors."

However, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Paul Wooten rejected the request, claiming that the rapper attracted the press attention himself.

Wooten reportedly said: "[The coverage] is traceable primarily to the defendant, who has been on all sorts of media outlets."

The Get Rich Or Die Tryin rapper was ordered to pay $5m (£3.2m) in damages to Leviston, 36, after it was determined that he leaked intimate footage online of her having sex with her boyfriend.

During her testimony, Leviston, who has a child with 50 Cent's rap rival Rick Ross, explained: "This was something done to me. I didn't have a choice. I would never, ever do this to myself."

The Wall Street Journal initially reported that the Power producer declared assets and debts in the region of $10m to $50m on 13 July.

Since the bankruptcy filing, 50 Cent has kept himself busy with work, performing alongside his G-Unit collective in London on 17 July and announcing a new UK tour which will take place in November 2015.

Announcing the three anticipated dates, 50 Cent said in a statement: "The O2 Arena was crazy. UK fans have some of the most amazing energy, which is why I can't wait to come back to the UK in November."