50 Cent may be one of the pettiest celebrities on social media, and very unapologetic at that. His borderline heartless antics has touched a nerve one too many times with a plethora of people, including his own family. Outside of his regulars, and pretty much anyone, for years, the rapper has been involved in a disheartening feud with his oldest son, Marquise Jackson, and his son’s mother, Shaniqua Tompkins.
Everything was beautiful at the beginning of Fif (real name Curtin Jackson) and Marquise’s father-son relationship, until around 2008 when he and Tompkins got into a very public dispute. He would then make claims that Marquise “embraced his mom’s perspective on me,” which eventually ruined their relationship in a 2014 interview with Philly’s Morning Show with Shamara and Laiya.
His earlier words of son Marquise were filled with love and purpose for the two. “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,” the “Many Men” rapper said during an interview with VH1.
Now, the love has been replaced with words filled with vitriol amongst the two. Social media has become the stage for their show while users take a front-row seat to the drama. Marquise took to his social media to call his father out in 2015 saying, “I ain’t never switched up on nobody, either you pushed me away, left me hanging, or proved to me how Un-loyal you are!!? That’s word to mommy.” The Power star responded swiftly, “Word to Mommy Hun!!!??? don’t play with me boy. Kanan,” he wrote, referring to his role on the show, of which he also serves as executive producer.
Text messages revealed exclusively by RadarOnline showed even more hate-filled messages between the two. “If I died today would it matter to you? I’m changing my will. It’s a simple question,” the hour-long text thread started. “And this is coming from someone that didn’t wish me a happy birthday,” responded his son.
“I’m taking you and your mother’s daughter out of my inheritance,” said an angry 50 Cent, to which Marquise said: “I don’t care about money, that’s my last concern, of course, we all like nice things but it’s not everything.”
Things worsened when 50 cranked the disrespectful lever to its highest levels when he referenced his baby’s mother, Tompkins, in the text messages, demanding a paternity test. He later went to Twitter to address the leaked messages, showing no signs of remorse. “That was his mother texting me as him… She hate me for winning. It’s hard to replace me,” he said.
Marquise had an interview where he spoke on his relationship with his father, or the lack thereof. “I had a relationship with him growing up but I can’t pinpoint when things started going sour but it was something over time where a certain event occurred and it was an unhealthy bond,” Marquise told the host. “I haven’t spoken to him. The most contact we usually have is through Instagram. He didn’t make it to my graduation for what reason you would have to interview him and ask him that.”
Perhaps we may have a reason as to why the rapper has the tough interior that he has. 50 shared a throwback picture of him as a child, with a caption “Excuse me if i seem a little [insensitive] at times, I came up a little harder then these guys. I make no excuses. I never met my father,” he admits, “my mother [life was taken] when I was 8.”
In a very honest, recently resurfaced interview with Larry King on his Larry King Now, Fif and King realize they share something in common with the loss of a parent. Fif goes deeper on growing up practically without parents and how it affected him. “For me… I don’t think I really dealt with it in the early stages,” he said. Fif shares that he lost his mother at a young age and his lack of understanding at the time. “They would consistently say ‘she’s not coming back’ and I’m like, ‘yeah she is, duh.’”
He adds that as you grow, you begin to understand more, before moving on to conversations about his absentee father, saying he has zero interest in meeting him. “I never knew my father and I never actually met him,” he confessed. “You know some people have that thing where they actually want that parent they haven’t had in they lives for a long time. No, I have no interest in it. The mistakes that I made early on Larry, he could have been there to help me not make those mistakes.”
One thing is for sure, we do hope that 50 and his son can reconcile, and that he won’t continue on in the same route that his relationship with his father happened to travail.