50 Cent's Toughest Challenge
Fiddy talks to MTV about his strained relationship with his son...
50 Cent maybe one of the world's most famous superstars with millions in the bank but it's not all plain-sailing in the rapper's world. In an exclusive interview with MTV, Fiddy talks candidly about his strained relationship with his 11-year-old son, Marquis.
After 50 Cent's ex-girlfriend and mother to his child, Shaniqua Tompkins, took out a temporary restraining order against him claiming he had "tried to kill me and his own child", a charge which 50 denies, he has had little contact with his son.
"I'm not going through a custody battle; just a transition," 50 clarified. "I'd like to be able to just see my baby."
"In the summertime, for the first two years I was successful, my son has traveled with us on those tours. He was on the Rock the Mic Tour, he was on the Anger Management Tour. This summer, when he's free, it's, like, no communication. It's tough."
"I really don't wanna talk about it, because my son at some point will have the opportunity to see the tapes," he said. "She's still his mother, and I'm still his father, regardless. He's gonna love both of us."
"My relationship with my son is changing because he and his mom aren't friends anymore. There's different channels I have to go through. He has lawyers appointed to him through the court. So I have to talk to his lawyer to get things situated for me to for me to actually get him."
50 continued, "The relationship between my wallet and his mom has changed. When people have expensive habits, it's a hell of a transition for them when that money is not there anymore. She said all kind of things about me I never would expect."
"I think he doesn't want his mom to feel like he's a traitor," the rapper said. " ... The time I spent away is the time he developed this thing he's afraid to break with her. There's nothing you can do about that. This is the toughest [thing I've had to face], because he's my motivation."