With this economic storm becoming more difficult to weather, rapper E-40 has decided to close the Fatburger restaurant branch he owned in Vallejo, California. "I'm moving on from Fatburger because it didn't really take off like it did in Southern California," he said in an interview.

40 went on to say that he too has lost money in the stock market, most recently in Microsoft stock. "I was sitting there waiting for something, but it just didn't unfold for me," he said. "Apple, now that's what I should have got."

Despite his losses 40 has other plans to expand his business investments. He intends on releasing '40 Water' his own line of flavored water with vitamins. "I'm revamping it right now... changing the artwork, because there are so many big dogs out there, and I'm independent like an independent record, and big dogs like Pepsi are trying to crush me," he said.

Last week he made headlines for a shooting that took place at a Denver nightclub where he was performing. Five people were injured one of which was left in critical condition. He later released a statement through his manager Chaz Hayes expressing his regret for the tragic event but also said that he had no involvement in the shooting.

"Neither E-40 nor anyone traveling with him was in the venue at the time. In fact, E-40 had concluded his performance and been back in the hotel room," Hayes said in a statement. "During his time at the venue, and during the trip to Denver as a whole, he encountered nothing but love and gave nothing but love back. E-40 had a crowd pleasing and peaceful show."

Police have yet to apprehend any suspects involved in the shooting but believe that the shooters are still at large.

E-40's latest album 'The Ball Street Journal' is in stores now.