It’s no secret that rapper 50 Cent and his firstborn son, Marquise Jackson, have a very testy and combative relationship. After sharing a loving relationship in the early part of their lives, things only would consistently sour for the two. The saying goes that time heals all wounds, but in this case, it seems as though time only worsens the hurt.
Beef is something that’s almost synonymous with Hip-Hop, and when it comes to the sport not many arrive close to the top as 50 Cent. The “Wanksta” rapper has engaged in many public feuds from the beginning of his career that extends to the present day. His most long-standing feud lasts with “Clap Back” rapper Ja Rule, whose beef started before he landed his Interscope deal.
The rapper also holds a grudge against his G-Unit counterparts, with whom he says he would rather forget existed. One of his favorite targets from The Unit would be Nashville native Young Buck, whom he often encourages his followers to engage with him to jest on. Outside of them, he also has gone after Diddy, Ford Mayweather, Rick Ross, and Nas, among others.
What may be the most disappointing battle is with his son and his son’s mother, Shaniqua Tompkins. While there are typical family feuds, this particular one seems to take the cake. The fire began to spark in 2008 and centered around a $4 million mansion that Tompkins claimed Fif, real name Curtis Jackson, promised her in their split.
The family battle would only continue to get uglier and uglier, and at one point the rapper resorted to posting a throwback picture on Instagram (that he’s since deleted) with his son in what seemed to be much happier times. However, instead of choosing to reminisce on what looked like a joyous moment, he took a “matter of fact” approach with his opinion of his son’s future feelings. “This kid is gonna hate his mother when he realize what she did to him. He has to make it on his own like I did. SMH GOOD LUCK,” he captioned the photo.
In a 2015 sit-down interview with legendary radio host Angie Martinez, the rapper admitted he hadn’t been in contact with his son, placing the blame on Tompkins. Fif also believed that his son had no interest in burying the hatchet with his father, or meeting his little brother, Sire, with whom 50 shares with model ex-girlfriend Daphne Joy.
“I haven’t spoken to him,” he confessed. “With him, that situation is so complex. I think over time, she’s installed her entitlement, even in being a privileged child. I don’t think there’s a way that a child that has interest in his siblings, that you could restrain him at 19. I don’t understand it to be honest with you.”
He added, “His mother’s views, he’s embraced it. You see him sitting next to Floyd when he thought I had problems with Floyd, you see him sitting next to Slow[bucks]. It’s too cool to not be Little 50 that he’s associated to everything around me but me.” When asked if he would be willing to make amends with his son, at the time his response was, “Possibly. I’d be listening to see what he’s saying.”
Well, in order for this to occur, 50 may need to change his tune about his son’s mother. Marquise made it known that he is tired of his father’s antics in regards to the disrespect aimed toward his mother. When news surfaced that Tompkins would be partnering with rapper Nas’s baby’s mother, Carmen Bryan, in the hopes to produce a reality TV show based around a group of “urban women in business empowering one another.”
50, none the happier about the announcement, took to social media to slam his former lover. “l have to say this in a way she can understand me,” he wrote. “Look b—h go get a f’ing job, l own your life rights reality TV is a no go. l don’t know what to tell you, oh go shake your new fake a– over at club Angels.”
Tompkins, not willing to take his jabs sitting down, responded when TMZ caught up with her. “He’s just mad because I don’t wanna be with him and he knows that I’m the only one that was there from the beginning that can expose who he really is,” said Tompkins, who also promised legal action against the rapper for defamation. “He’s scared, he frightened.”
She added, “It’s so sad that someone that you have a child with puts so much negative energy into trying to destroy you, which I never did.”
In another petty post, the rapper captioned a photo of him holding a clipboard as he says, “See right here Shaniqua this is the life rights agreement you signed. See this paragraph says you can’t do reality TV ok,” he said.
Son Marquise decided to take a page out of his father’s book as he took to social media to defend his mother. “And y’all wonder why I don’t respect him as a man or a father? You had a good run but it’s over big fella lol its been a decade. You’re over 41+ you can grow up any day now,” he said.
It doesn’t look like the two are going to let up on one another anytime soon.