Wed 3 Jul 2013
50 Cent has been charged with domestic violence after allegedly kicking the mother of his child last month, TMZ reports. The Queens rapper is said to have caused $7,100 worth of damage to his ex-girlfriend’s condo in Toluca Lake, CA after an argument turned violent.
According to officials, the woman, who TMZ believes to be model Daphne Joy, locked herself in the bathroom and called the LAPD, before 50 broke down the door and kicked her. He is also accused of damaging chandeliers, furniture, a TV, and a lamp.
Fiddy, who fled the scene before the police arrived, has been charged with one count of misdemeanor domestic violence and four counts of misdemeanor vandalism. If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison and $46,000 in fines. He will be arraigned in court on July 22.
UPDATE: 50 Cent’s lawyer, Scott Leemon, responded to the charges with the following statement (via CNN):
Curtis Jackson denies these allegations as made against him. It is important to note, Mr. Jackson has not been arrested and there is no warrant outstanding for his arrest. We have been in contact with the LA City Attorney’s Office and are currently conducting our own investigation into these allegations. Out of respect for the legal process, we will not be commenting any further at this time.
NOTE: The other revelation in this story is that 50 Cent had a secret child with Daphne Joy! According to TMZ, the couple were rumored to have welcomed a child last fall, but neither party confirmed this. It looks like the L.A. City Attorney’s media statement let the cat out of the bag, though, as it reads, “the female had previously been in a three-year relationship with Jackson and they have a child in common.”