50 Cent says cleared in mansion fire

50 Cent says cleared in mansion fire

YAPHANK, N.Y., May 9 (UPI) -- U.S. rapper 50 Cent says police have cleared him in a fire that almost killed his former girlfriend, but local authorities say no one has been ruled out.
50 Cent gets OK to take son on vacation

50 Cent gets OK to take son on vacation

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y., July 18 (UPI) -- A Long Island, N.Y., judge has granted hip-hop artist 50 Cent permission to take his 11-year-old son, Marquise, on vacation.
50 Cent taking ex to court over fire claim

50 Cent taking ex to court over fire claim

NEW YORK, June 19 (UPI) -- 50 Cent's lawyers reportedly are planning to file a legal complaint against his ex-girlfriend, who has accused the U.S. rapper of burning down her home.
50 Cent's ex ordered to pay back rent

50 Cent's ex ordered to pay back rent

NEW YORK, June 11 (UPI) -- A Manhattan Supreme Court judge ordered 50 Cent's ex-girlfriend to pay $4,500 in rent to the rapper for a Long Island, N.Y., house that burned down last month.
50 Cent's N.Y. home burns down

50 Cent's N.Y. home burns down

DIX HILLS , N.Y., May 30 (UPI) -- Six people were taken to the hospital when a fire broke out at a Long Island, N.Y., home owned by rapper 50 Cent Friday morning, fire officials said.

50 Cent in court over child support

NEW YORK, June 23 (UPI) -- Rapper 50 Cent and his ex-girlfriend clashed in a Long Island, N.Y., court over child support for their 10-year-old son, Marquise.

Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975), better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper. He rose to fame with the release of his albums Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2003) and The Massacre (2005). Both albums achieved multi-platinum success, selling over twenty-one million copies combined.

Born in South Jamaica, Queens, 50 Cent began drug dealing at the age of twelve during the 1980s crack epidemic. After leaving drug dealing to pursue a rap career, he was shot nine times in 2000. After releasing his album Guess Who's Back? in 2002, 50 Cent was discovered by rapper Eminem and signed to Interscope Records. With the help of Eminem and Dr. Dre—who produced his first major commercial successes—he became one of the world's highest selling rappers. In 2003, he founded the record label G-Unit Records, which signed several successful rappers such as Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, and Tony Yayo.

50 Cent has engaged in feuds with other rappers including Ja Rule, The Game, Fat Joe and most recently Rick Ross. He has also pursued an acting career, appearing in the semi-autobiographical film Get Rich or Die Tryin' in 2005, the Iraq War film Home of the Brave in 2006, and Righteous Kill in 2008.

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