50 Cents wins legal battle against his ex
Rapper 50 Cent has won a lawsuit against his ex Shaniqua Tompkins, after a Manhattan judge gave his verdict against her. Shaniqua claimed 50 Cent''s millions, as she is the mother of his child.music Updated: Feb 06, 2009 21:46 IST
Rapper 50 Cent has won a lawsuit against his ex Shaniqua Tompkins, after a Manhattan judge gave his verdict against her. Shaniqua claimed 50 Cent''s millions, as she is the mother of his child.
However, according to the verdict, she will not even get a single penny.
50 Cent was more than glad when Supreme Court Justice Carol Edmead refuted the suit, ruling that none of Tompkins'' allegations had merit.
"I knew that once the facts were heard that justice would prevail, I hope now that we can put this behind us and move forward with our lives,” the New York Daily News quoted 50 Cent as saying.
Tompkins began dating 50 Cent aka Curtis Jackson in 1995, when he was freshly paroled, unemployed and an aspiring rapper.
According to her, the rapper had vowed to take care of her once he became a star, while she was pregnant with his son in 1996.
"Even if we weren''t going to be together, we were down for life. That no matter what, whether we''re together or not that he would always take care of me. He said he would never see me fall," Tompkins claimed, according to court paper.
The suit stated that Tompkins stood by 50 Cent, whose fortune is at least 50 million dollars, when he was a no-name, and that she bought him a diamond ring and watch because they were "part of the makeup of being a rapper.”
" It says she nursed him back to health after he was shot nine times in front of his grandma''s house in 2000, I did it because I loved him, and wanted him to be happy," Tompkins said that in a deposition.
Tompkins had also claimed that she was forced to sign away her life rights to the production of Fitty''s movie, "Get Rich or Die Tryin''", but the judge was buying none of it.
Instead, the mother of two will continue to receive 6,700 dollars in monthly child-support payments.
"In dismissing the case before trial, the court is sending a clear message, this is a complete and total victory for 50,” Brett Kimmel, a lawyer for the 50 Cent said.
First Published: Feb 06, 2009 21:45 IST