50 Cent says he wouldn't care if his 21-year-old son Marquise Jackson 'got hit by a bus' in a shocking parental outburst
The father-son duo have had a difficult relationship ever since the rapper split from his ex-girlfriend with whom he shares Marquise
Rapper 50 Cent's (real name Curtis Jackson) relationship with his son Marquise Jackson has taken a bitter turn. When his son posted a photo of himself with 50 Cent's longtime rival Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff's son, the 43-year-old posted a shocking comment on his 21-year-old son Marquise's snap.
The comment said, “if both these little n— got hit by a bus, I wouldn’t have a bad day." According to People, the photo was first posted on Instagram by Kyle McGriff but was later reshared by a fan account, where 50 Cent made the controversial comment about Marquise, and his rival’s son. Users immediately criticized his comment, surprised at how a father could say this to his son. Seeing the backlash, the rapper took to Twitter to defend himself, “I have zero ill will towards anyone living on this Earth,” he tweeted on Friday.
"The people Shanquois [sic] son looks up to and associates with is a reflection of the negative energy he embraces towards me. I paid his mother $1,360,000 in support to afford him opportunities I never had,” he added. 50 Cent shares his son with ex-girlfriend Shaniqua Tompkins.
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The star has had long-standing problems with his son owing to his bitter split from Tompkins. The former couple dated for several years in the ’90s and welcomed Marquise together in 1997. The couple had an extended custody battle over the child and didn’t reach an official arrangement until October 2008. The custody battle caused a strain in the father-son relationship and the rapper reportedly said he had limited contact with his son who was 11 at the time. He also said the distance between them was “the toughest because he’s my motivation.”
At the time he also said, “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.” In the past, 50 Cent has tried to mend his relationship with his son but his son says the constant drama with Tompkins pushed him away. In an interview last year he said, “It completely went south when I was probably like 10 or 11."
He continued, “For me, I just started feeling differently about him because growing up, my dad was my superhero,” he continued. “He’s on television, he does this, he does this, he would take me to school. It was like having a father who’s Superman, more or less. But then, as I got older, you start realizing things or you start seeing certain patterns and it takes an effect on your relationship with people,” Marquise added. “That’s what happened with me and my father. He’s still alive but I can’t tell you our last conversation or the last time we even had a dialogue.”