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Marquise Jackson Once Thought His Dad Was a Superhero – Why 50 Cent and His Son Have Not Spoken in Years

Kudzai Allan Chidamwoyo
Nov 23, 2022
01:47 P.M.

50 Cent's son, Marquise Jackson, has not been on good terms with the American rapper. Although 50 Cent claimed to have no hard feelings towards Marquise, he would not have a bad day if his son got "hit by a bus."

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American rap artist 50 Cent, famous for his rhymes and gangster-style music, has had difficult family situations that have carried on for years. The rapper and his son Marquise Jackson do not have a good relationship, and it appears this resulted from his split from ex Shaniqua Tompkins.

Marquise watched his father reach fame with his debut album "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" and has since followed a similar career path with his debut single, "Different." Although he doesn't have his dad's support for the release, 50 Cent is a significant part of the song that touches on their strained relationship.

Marquise Jackson attends the BET Hip Hop Awards 2015 presented by Sprite at Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta, Georgia on October 9, 2015 | Source: Getty Images

Marquise Jackson attends the BET Hip Hop Awards 2015 presented by Sprite at Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta, Georgia on October 9, 2015 | Source: Getty Images

"Growing up, my dad was my superhero," the aspiring star said. "It was like having a father who was Superman, more or less. But then, as I got older, you start realizing things, or you start seeing certain patterns, and it takes effect on your relationship with people. That's what happened with me and my father."

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Commenting on the feud with his son, the iconic rapper pointed out that despite his son's claims that he would like to sit down and spend time with his father, that is not what Marquise really wants, rather it is something that he has been trained to say by his mother.

According to 50 Cent, if his son really wanted to talk, he would contact him directly instead of going to the media to voice his intentions. He sees this as a way for his son to attract attention to himself using his father's established name.

Marquise Jackson Followed in His Father's Footsteps

Born on October 13, 1996, Marquise followed in his father's footsteps as a musician and actor. He is the product of 50 Cent's relationship with Shaniqua Tompkins, which ended in 2008.

Marquise began rapping in 2016, although the music genre was already a part of his life since childhood. His family was inclined to music, which naturally grew on him. Eventually, he would start listening to different songs at any time of the day, including before his basketball games.

Nevertheless, Marquise didn't expect that he would one day become a rapper, a career he did not care for as a child. His first completed song was "Different," which served as an avenue to express his frustrations in life.

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Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson smiles as he is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 30, 2020 in Hollywood, California | Source: Getty Images

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson smiles as he is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 30, 2020 in Hollywood, California | Source: Getty Images

50 Cent Was Allowed to See His Son One Weekend Monthly

Marquise's parents dated before 50 Cent amassed fame. The pair began a romantic relationship in the '90s. Tompkins was the "Intro" singer's long-term girlfriend, but after they welcomed Marquise in 1996, their relationship soon went down the drain. When they separated in 2008, Marquise's connection to his father wilted. Tompkins shared:

“Me leaving him in 2008 really enforced a lot of abandonment issues that he suffered as a child, and he has used Marquise as an expendable resource to be used in his war against me. As a mother, I don’t take too kindly to that."

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and Marquise Jackson during Olympus Fashion Week Fall 2006 - Child Magazine - Backstage and Front Row at Atelier in New York City, New York on February 6, 2006 | Source: Getty Images

Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and Marquise Jackson during Olympus Fashion Week Fall 2006 - Child Magazine - Backstage and Front Row at Atelier in New York City, New York on February 6, 2006 | Source: Getty Images

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The ex-couple had a long custodial battle over their son and didn't reach a compromise for a while. During the dispute, 50 Cent was granted limited contact with his son. At the time, the star revealed that Marquise was his motivation and the distance between them was hard to deal with.

The "21 Questions" star and Tompkins eventually agreed regarding their then-11-year-old son's visitation rights. Judge David Freundlich congratulated the former couple as the court permitted 50 Cent to see his son one weekend monthly.

50 Cent initially requested to see Marquise two weekends a month, but the rapper accepted the final arrangement, ending the visitation fuss. Tompkins also noted that she would like her son and 50 Cent to have a healthy relationship despite their disagreements.

50 Cent and Marquise Jackson during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2007 at The Salon, Bryant Park in New York City, New York on February 7, 2007 | Source: Getty Images

50 Cent and Marquise Jackson during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2007 at The Salon, Bryant Park in New York City, New York on February 7, 2007 | Source: Getty Images

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News reports showed that 50 Cent tried repairing his relationship with Marquise, but the feud between the ex-couple made it impossible. In a 2014 interview, 50 Cent claimed that Marquise saw him through Tompkins' point of view, which ultimately threw their relationship down the drain.

Tompkins believed otherwise and blamed her ex's mental abuse of their son for the estranged relationship with Marquise. "You don't have a relationship with my child because you choose not to. You want to bully him, threaten him, and disparagingly talk about his mother," she said, as reported by Distractify.

Marquise tried to mend his relationship with the rapper during 50 Cent's grandmother's funeral. During that time, Marquise kissed his dad on the forehead after years of no communication. However, nothing good came out of the gesture.

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Marquise Jackson and 50 Cent's Estranged Relationship

Once before, a photo of Marquise mingling with the son of 50 Cent's rival, Kenneth McGriff, was uploaded on social media. The rapper didn't take the update well and noted in the comments: "If both these little [expletives] got hit by a bus, I wouldn't have a bad day."

McGriff was allegedly involved in an attempt to kill 50 Cent. He was later sentenced to life imprisonment for murder-related cases and drug trafficking. Reports showed that Marquise was unaware of his father and McGriff's dispute when he took the photo.

50 Cent did not take fans' criticism lightly after sharing his opinion about Marquise. The star took to Twitter in 2018, sharing a write-up that detailed his efforts as a father.

 Marquise Jackson attends WE tv's "Growing Up Hip Hop" premiere party at Haus in New York City on December 10, 2015 | Source: Getty Images

Marquise Jackson attends WE tv's "Growing Up Hip Hop" premiere party at Haus in New York City on December 10, 2015 | Source: Getty Images

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According to the tweet, 50 Cent had no hard feelings towards anyone and even paid Marquise's mother $1,360,000 in support to afford his son opportunities. However, he noted his son was in the company of those who encouraged him to embrace negative energy.

Marquise Offered His Father $6,700 for a Meeting

Many have suggested that Marquise is after his father's fame and money and that their feud is tied to the financial aspects of their relationship. However, Marquise disputes this. In October 2022, he even posted on Instagram that he would pay his father to spend time with him. The post read:

"Since y’all think $6,700 is sooo much money someone tell my pops I will pay him $6,700 for just 24hr of his time so we can do everything I ever wanted to do with him as a kid. Red Yellow Green whatever color he like (sic)."

However, 50 Cent responded to his son's invitation by mocking the fact that Marquise still needed child support despite him being already 25 years old. He went on to point out that his son had gotten pampered in childhood to the extent that he felt entitled.

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50 Cent Thinks His Son Just Wants Attention

In an extension of their squabble, the 47-year-old rapper called out Marquise in an interview on "The Breakfast Club," saying that he was not sincere in his desire to see him.

50 Cent even brandished his son as an attention seeker seeking popularity mileage by dragging his father's name all over social media. Logically, attention would help the upcoming rapper gain considerable traction in kick-starting his career.

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Still, Marquise maintained that he is genuinely trying to reach out to his father and is doing so through the media because he has no access to his father. He claims to have been blocked by 50 Cent on his communication platforms for years and does not have his phone number.

The hostility between Marquise Jackson and 50 Cent has been going on for almost a decade. Despite their problems almost getting solved on various occasions, the two continue to exchange words over social media and in interviews as of 2022.

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