October 22, 2008
A Long Island judge has granted 50 Cent regular access visits to see his 11-year-old son, Marquise Jackson. The custody has been arranged and 50 is now allowed one weekend a month, one month summer vacation, and half of the time their son is off school during Christmas and Spring breaks
The legal battle between 50 and his ex-girlfriend, Shaniqua Tompkins is ongoing. She was granted an order of protection against him. Shaniqua stated that she felt 50 Cent may have been responsible for a fire which gutted his $2.5 million dollar long island home while she and Marquise were sleeping inside.
50 Cent strongly denied her claims and responded by filing a $20 million dollar defamation lawsuit.
Because of the Order Of Protection that Shaniqua secured against the rapper she had to drop their son off at a police precinct in Queens on visiting weekends where the boy was picked up by 50 Cent or his driver. Not sure if that arrangement is still in effect.
The cause of the “suspicious” fire at 50’s Long Island Mansion is still undetermined.