The rapper was charged this week with domestic violence and four counts of vandalism in papers filed a few days earlier. If convicted, the ‘In Da Club’ singer could face up to five years in jail and $46,000 in fines.
“Regardless of perceived celebrity or notoriety, domestic violence is a serious crime, and alleged perpetrators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law by this office,” Feuer said.
“We will continue to look out for the safety of all victims of domestic violence and seek justice for the alleged crimes.”
The 37-year-old had already left when officers arrived June 23 at a Toluca Lake condo belonging to the rapper’s ex-girlfriend who is a mother of Jackson’s baby.”The female had previously been in a three-year relationship with Jackson and they have a child in common,” the news release said. She was injured when the ‘Candy Shop’ performer kicked her.
Los Angeles police arrived at the place after responding to a domestic violence call on June 23, the release said.
“During an argument, Jackson allegedly began destroying the female’s property,” the prosecutor said. “Allegedly when the female locked herself in her bedroom, Jackson kicked-open the bedroom door and kicked her, causing an injury.”
Broken chandeliers and furniture was found throughout the apartment, and the bedroom was ransacked with clothes thrown all over the floor and a television and lamp broken.
Many of the rapper’s songs talk about his experiences of drug dealing and numerous cases of violence. 50 Cent is also famous for having survived nine gunshots in an attempted killing.
In addition to his music career, 50 Cent has appeared in films including the autobiographical Get Rich or Die Tryin’.
He also has a role in Escape Plan alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone and Vinnie Jones, which is out later this year, BBC reports.
Lat month Jackson got invite to Middle Village school from childhood friend Mark McCarroll, a Royal assistant, The New York Daily News reports.
The rapper grew up together and McCarroll asked the music star to spend some time with his players.
“The school went into kind of like a frenzy, because he showed up just as the bell rang,” Christ the King head coach Joe Arbitello said. “People were hearing that 50 Cent was coming by and people got really excited.”
McCarroll, who played collegiately at Pittsburgh, said 50 Cent used to watch him play when they were younger.
“He came to some of my playoff games when I played at Christ the King,” McCarroll said. “Since I’m an assistant coach at Christ the King I asked him to come down and see the kids and he said it was no problem, so he came down and met everybody.”
The team was surprised to see the star, though apparently one player found out early started to spread the word. 50 Cent hung out with all those who were very excited to see him and even posed for photos with them.