There’s no doubt that 50 Cent has more beef than a burger joint. From Ja Rule to Floyd Mayweather to Diddy, the rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, is the king of trolling and never hesitates to “get the strap.” But when it comes to his own son, you’d think he’d let up; Nah, not Fiddy.
Since we can remember, 50 and his first-born, Marquise, have been at odds. What’s crazy about this is that, in Marquise’s early years, he was attached to 50’s hip. Now, years have passed, and the two don’t even speak. They may not like each other, but one thing’s for certain, they can’t deny each other if they wanted to.
50 Cent and His Mini-Me
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On October 13, 1996, 50 Cent and his then-girlfriend, Shaniqua Tompkins, welcomed their son, Marquise Jackson, to the world. Marquise’s birth changed the way 50 looked at 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,” 50 said in an interview.
His son was also his “motivation to go in a different direction.” By the time Marquise was a toddler, he was introduced to 50’s fans throughout his dad’s career. But once Marquis reached teenage status, we started seeing less of him.