50 Cent facing violence chargesLOS ANGELES - Rapper and actor 50 Cent has been charged with attacking his ex-girlfriend and trashing her Los Angeles condo, city attorney Mike Feuer said Wednesday.
The 37-year-old “In da Club’’ singer, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, was charged with domestic violence and four counts of vandalism in papers filed Monday. If convicted, he faces up to five years in jail and $46,000 in fines. A representative for Jackson did not respond to a request for comment.
Jackson had already left when officers arrived June 23 at a condo belonging to a woman who had a baby with him, police said.
During an argument, the woman told police, Jackson began destroying her property before she locked herself into her bedroom. The woman said Jackson kicked open the bedroom door and kicked her, causing injury. Police said they estimated about $7,100 in damage to the woman’s home. They observed many broken items in the ransacked, clothes-strewn condo, including chandeliers, furniture and a television.
The woman told police she had been in a three-year relationship with Jackson.
The rapper has referenced drug dealing and violence in many songs and is known for having survived nine gunshots in an attempted assassination. He starred in an autobiographical account of his life as a drug dealer in “Get Rich or Die Tryin’.’’ AP