50 Cent or Fiddy and his oldest son Marquise's feud began when the latter started supporting his mother over his father.
Not all children get along with their parents but when a parent publicly says that they wouldn't mind if their child died, one has to wonder what kind of a person they are. Many fathers have struggled to have a good relationship with their kids, but calling rapper Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent's (also known as Fiddy) fight with his eldest child a feud is an understatement.
The rapper reportedly started having a hard time maintaining a relationship with his son Marquise Jackson, 22, since his child was just 10 or 11. Over the years, it just kept getting worse.
Their relationship started with the now 45-year-old rapper being a devoted dad, who wanted to change his life around for his son. The rapper and Marquise's mother, Shaniqua Tompkins, dated for many years in the 1990s before welcoming Marquise in 1997.
However, their relationship went south a little while later. They were engaged in an extended custody battle over their child for many years before it was finally resolved in October 2008, according to PEOPLE.
50 Cent or Fiddy even got his child's name tattooed on his arm and said that fatherhood was "the motivation to go in a different direction" with his career, as per VH1.
"When my son came into my life, my priorities changed, because I wanted to have the relationship with him that I didn’t have with my father," said the Power producer. Born in 1975 in Queens, New York City, Fiddy barely had a relationship with his own father and wanted things to be different with his son.
However, trouble began when he and Tompkins fought over their child's custody as well as the ownership of a $4 million home in Long Island, New York. Tompkins claimed that he made an oral agreement that the house was hers.
While they were still fighting over it, the house burnt down and Tompkins accused Fiddy of having a hand in it, according to CheatSheet. She also accused him of trying to kill her. In retaliation, the rapper and producer sued her for making defamatory statements.
This bitter battle also changed his relationship with his son, he told MTV. He said that not being able to see his son was the "toughest" thing he's ever experienced in life. "I'm not going through a custody battle; just a transition," Fiddy clarified. "I'd like to be able to just see my baby," he added.
"In the summertime, for the first two years I was successful, my son has traveled with us on those tours. He was on the Rock the Mic Tour, he was on the Anger Management Tour. This summer, when he's free, it's, like, no communication. It's tough," he said in 2008.
By 2012, Marquise didn't want to see his father and the rapper claimed that Tompkins was poisoning his mind against him. However, the rapper was not above using emotional blackmail to get to his son. "If I died today would it matter to you? I’m changing my will. It’s a simple question," he publicly tweeted to his son, who was only 16 then, in 2012.
His son responded saying, "And this is coming from someone that didn’t wish me a happy birthday." Fiddy responded, "I’m taking you and your mother’s daughter out of my inheritance."
"I don’t care about money, that’s my last concern, of course we all like nice things but it’s not everything," said Marquise. Unfortunately, their conflict played out publicly for all to see.
"He’s completely embraced his mom’s perspective on me," said the rapper, in a 2014 interview on Philly’s Morning Show with Shamara and Laiya. In 2015, Tompkins called out Fiddy saying that his son doesn't have a relationship with him anymore because he was very abusive.
"You don’t have a relationship with my child because you choose not to, you want to bully him, threaten him, and talk about his mother in a disparaging manner,” she wrote in a 2015 social media post, as per VH1. “I don’t try to mentally abuse my son like you do! I don’t talk about you your actions speak for themselves. Who threatens to shoot their son on Instagram?”
More recently, in November 2018, the producer said he won't have a "bad day" if his son "got hit by a bus." When he was criticized for being so harsh, the In Da Club artist justified himself. According to Allaboutlaughs, he said, "I have zero ill will towards anyone living on this Earth. The people Shanquois [sic] son looks up to and associates with is a reflection of the negative energy he embraces towards me. I paid his mother $1,360,000 in support to afford him opportunities I never had. They just spent it, over the years I repeated ‘get a job’, now they have to figure it out.”
In 2019, Fiddy publicly disowned his first child, allegedly writing on Instagram that he’s "not [his] kid," according to CheatSheet. The rapper also has an 8-year-old son with model Daphne Joy.