G-Unit leader 50 Cent has decided to publicly declare his disinterest in satisfying his son’s request for a Ferrari vehicle as a Sweet 16 birthday gift.
Via Twitter, 50 played role of a concerned father, but did admit that his son, Marquise Jackson, could expect a car on his 16th birthday.
“My son just told me he want a ferrari for his 16th birthday. I ain’t wit it ill get him a car but that he has to work for him self,” 50 tweeted February 1st. (50 Cent’s Twitter)
The 13-year-old reportedly has had a large impact on 50’s life and career.
On October 13, 1997, Jackson’s then-girlfriend Shaniqua Tompkins gave birth to a son, Marquise Jackson. The birth of his son changed Jackson’s outlook on life: “When my son came into my life, my priorities changed, because I wanted to have the relationship with him, that I didn’t have with my father.” He credited his son for inspiring his career and being “motivation to go in a different direction.” Jackson has a tattoo of “Marquise” with an axe on his right biceps. “The axe is ’cause I’m a warrior. I don’t want him to be one, though.” (Wikipedia)
Last year, Diddy purchased his son, Justin, a Maybach for his 16th birthday.
Talk about a sweet 16. For his 16th birthday, Diddy gave his son Justin Dior Combs a brand-new silver Maybach (price tag: $360,000). The teen received the wheels at a lavish bash Saturday night at M2 Ultralounge club in NYC. (Among the guests: Jersey Shore stars Paul “Pauly D” Delvecchio, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and rapper Lil’ Kim.) Diddy, 40, also gave his son a $10,000 check to open a bank account. (For the record, Justin is donating it all to Haiti relief.) “I’m just ecstatic right now,” Justin told UsMagazine.com at his party, which will be featured on an upcoming episode of MTV’s My Super Sweet 16. “Words can’t even describe how I feel. I’m so blessed and thankful for all of this.” (Us Magazine)
Diddy later appeared on ABC’s “Nightline” and defended his $360,000 Maybach purchase.
“I think it’s appropriate to give my kids whatever I want to give my kids,” he told Martin Bashir. “I feel the way I raise my children, I don’t have to explain to you or anyone else, ’cause nobody knows the way I raise my children…Nobody knows the lessons that I’ve taught my children to understand, if they are mentally ready for that,” he said. “It wasn’t even about a lesson; it’s what I wanted to do. I could do whatever I want to do and you can’t question me about it.” (New York Daily News)
Check out a recent 50 Cent interview below: