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

Bettina Dizon
Aug 18, 2022
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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 some difficult family situations behind the scenes that carried over for years. The rapper and his son Marquise Jackson do not have a good relationship, and it appears that this results from his split from 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.

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"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."

WHO IS 50 CENT'S SON MARQUISE JACKSON?

Born on October 13, 1997, 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 he was young. 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.

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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

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

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MARQUISE JACKSON'S PARENTS' FEUD AFFECTED HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH 50 CENT

Marquise's parents dated before 50 Cent reached fame. The pair began a romantic relationship in the '90s. Tompkins was the "Intro" singer's long-term girlfriend, but when they welcomed Marquise in 1997, 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.

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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 in 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.

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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 towards 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.

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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 showed his efforts as a father.

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According to the tweet, 50 Cent has no hard feelings towards anyone and even paid Marquise's mother $1,360,000 in support to give his son opportunities. But, he noted that his son moves with companies that make him embrace negative energy.

50 CENT'S ICONIC BEEFS

50 Cent is well-known for calling out his colleagues in his songs or on social media when there is a clash, and this attitude also applies to others around him. He and Vivica A. Fox became romantically involved in 2003 but called it quits a short time later.

Their split led to a lot of fuss, resulting in a public tiff. However, they mended their broken relationship and collaborated on 50 Cent's "Do You Think About Me" video.

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But the two had another fight in 2015 when the movie star questioned his sexuality during an interview. As expected, 50 Cent didn't let things slip, and he got back at Fox on social media.

He shared embarrassing images of the actress with an equally blunt caption. 50 Cent also had a clash with Kanye West in September 2007. He challenged West to the best-selling battle. Unfortunately for "P.I.M.P," singer West won the challenge.

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50 Cent and Puff Daddy's feuds began when he accused the "Coming Home" artist of making money off the late Biggie Smalls. Their disagreements were eventually resolved, and they appear to be on better terms with each other in recent years.

Other people who 50 Cent had clashes with include American rapper, record executive, entrepreneur Lil Wayne, Ja Rule, and Floyd Mayweather, with whom he was friends until they became business partners.

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