50 Cent has been given three years probation in a domestic violence case.
The rapper - real name Curtis Jackson - was accused of kicking his ex-girlfriend Daphne Joy, the mother of his second child, during an argument at her home in Toluca Lake, California, in June, however, in a sentencing hearing today he avoided jail after striking a plea deal with the court. According to TMZ, prosecutors agreed to drop a criminal charge for misdemeanour domestic violence against the 38-year-old star in exchange for him pleading no contest to one count of misdemeanor vandalism.
50 was given three years probation in court today and ordered to 30 days of community service, as well as counseling. The star was also ordered to pay Daphne $7,100 for the damage caused to her home during the incident.
The Grammy Award-winning rapper originally faced five charges, including one count of misdemeanor domestic violence and four counts of misdemeanor vandalism, following the incident on June 23. Police officers were called to the property, where Daphne claimed she locked herself in her bedroom after she got into an altercation with 50 but said he kicked down the door and kicked her, resulting in an injury.
50 Cent has slammed Kanye West's choice in dating Kim Kardashian. The rapper - whose real name is Curtis Jackson - has always been a musical rival of Kanye's but now he may have ignited a bigger feud after suggesting his girlfriend is "trash."
Referring to Kanye's new song "Perfect B****," which he said is about Kim, 50 Cent reminded readers that the reality TV star is only perfect in her partner's eyes. "I mean ... if that man feel like she's perfect, then she's perfect. He could mean it and you'll end up singing the words to it because he's Kanye," the rapper told XXL.
The rapper continued to say that what one man considers beautiful could be seen as ugly by another. "You know how it is? One man's trash is another man's treasure," he added.
The artist - who used to date talk show host Chelsea Handler - then said he didn't know if there was such a thing as a perfect woman. "I'm not sure. The smartest guys I know have lost being a bad judge of character in that area," he continued.
50 Cent has been released from hospital.
The "In Da Club" rapper is "doing fine" after being treated for minor back and neck injuries following a car accident yesterday morning in New York. A spokesperson for the 36-year-old star - whose real name is Curtis Jackson - said in a statement, "Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson was involved in a car accident in New York early Tuesday morning. He was taken to New York Hospital Queens where he was treated for minor neck and back injuries. He was released this morning and is doing fine."
50 Cent has been hospitalized after a car crash.
The "Candy Shop" hitmaker was taken to Queens hospital with possible injuries to his neck and back after a collision between his SUV - which was being driven by someone else - and a truck in the early hours of this morning on the Long Island Expressway in New York City.
According to Thisis50.com, the incident occurred when a red truck rear-ended his bullet proof vehicle and it "almost flipped over." Fifty - whose real name is Curtis Jackson - and was put on a stretcher and taken to the nearby medical facility, along with his driver.
But a source close to the rapper has revealed both the 36-year-old star and his driver are "fine" and that "he's good."
It's not the first time 50 has been at Queens this year after he was previously hospitalized due to a bad bout of food poisoning.
50 Cent has reportedly been hosptialized with a stomach virus.
The "In Da Club" rapper Tweeted a picture of himself surrounded by cuddly toys - including a giraffe, and elephant and a lion - in his bed, saying he wasn't looking forward to being operated on. Alongside the picture, he Tweeted, "I don't want to go into surgery."
Appealing to his friend, champion boxer Floyd Mayweather, for support, he added, "@FloydMayweather call my phone why your phone off. (sic)"
XXL Magazine reported 50 was suffering a stomach virus, and while Floyd wasn't specific about his pal's illness, he asked fans to pray for him. He told US radio station V103's Ryan Cameron, "Please keep 50 Cent in your prayers he is in the hospital and he is extremely sick ... we will remain positive."
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