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01/25/2018 11:10 EST | Updated 01/25/2018 11:10 EST

50 Cent Accidentally Became A Bitcoin Millionaire

He was the first rapper to accept the cryptocurrency for his 2014 album, "Animal Ambition."

Actor and singer Curtis Jackson "50 Cent" arrives at the closing ceremony of the 57th Monte-Carlo Television Festival in Monaco, June 20, 2017.
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Actor and singer Curtis Jackson "50 Cent" arrives at the closing ceremony of the 57th Monte-Carlo Television Festival in Monaco, June 20, 2017.

50 Cent? More like 700,000,000 Cent.

The rapper accidentally became a bitcoin millionaire after forgetting he accepted the cryptocurrency as payment for his 2014 album, "Animal Ambition."

According to a report from TMZ, 50 was the first rapper to do so.

One bitcoin was worth $662 USD at the time the album came out, and fans could purchase it for a fraction of that, according to The Verge. 50 raked in about 700 bitcoin, or about $400,000, back then. He left the bitcoins sitting in his account untouched.

But now that bitcoin's value has surged, his earnings have jumped to between US$7 million and US$8.5 million (C$8.6 million-C$10.5 million), based on the cryptocurrency's recent movements.

On a now-deleted Instagram post about his earnings, the rapper commented, "Ima keep it real, I forgot I did that shit lol," according to The Verge.

He also posted a clip of himself appearing on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" to discuss accepting bitcoin for his album.

"All money is money," he says.