G-Unit’s 50 Cent is catching some heated press this week as reports claim he has been charged with domestic violence toward his ex-girlfriend.
Details of the alleged mid-June attack bubbled online Wednesday (July 3).
50 Cent has been charged with domestic violence after the rapper allegedly kicked his baby mama and destroyed a bunch of property in her condo last month … TMZ has learned. The L.A. City Attorney tells TMZ … 50 is accused of causing $7,100 in damage during the June 23 incident, which took place inside the victim’s condo in Toluca Lake, Ca. According to officials, LAPD officers were called to the scene … and the woman told cops she had gotten into an altercation with 50 and locked herself in the bedroom. 50 — real name Curtis Jackson — allegedly got so mad, he kicked down the door and kicked her, resulting in an injury. (TMZ)
The rap executive is reportedly due in court later this month.
Officials say the 37-year-old rapper is also accused of breaking chandeliers, furniture, a TV and a lamp — and allegedly ransacked the bedroom closet — during his rampage. Officials say 50 left the scene before cops arrived. 50 has been hit with 5 charges in total — including 1 count misdemeanor domestic violence and 4 counts of misdemeanor vandalism. If convicted on all counts, 50 could face up to five years in jail and $46,000 in fines. 50 is due in court to be arraigned on July 22. (TMZ)
In June 2007, the rapper’s baby’s mother, Shaniqua Tompkins, took him to court over child support payments.
Rapper 50 Cent’s child support payments are no chump change. He doles out $25,000 a month in child support and household expenses to the mother of his 10-year-old son, Marquise Jackson. But the boy’s mother, Shaniqua Tompkins, says that’s not enough. The rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, is “worth tens and tens of millions of dollars,” said her attorney, Raoul Felder. (USA Today)
Despite multiple court appearances, 50 had his child support payments reduced by a judge in February 2008.
Despite attempts to obtain a $50,000 per month child support order, Shaniqua Tomkins, who is the mother of 50 Cent’s ten year old son, Marquis, will receive a less than $10,000 order from her rapper ex. Tomkins asked for $50,000 a month and was granted $25,000 a month while the court went through her and Marquis’ expenses. A ruling was handed down earlier this week: Tomkins will now receive a paltry $6,700 a month in support from Fitty. The rapper’s lawyer, Brett Kimmel, said, “My client and I are very happy with the ruling.” (Hip Hop Pop Crunch)