A rep for 50 Cent has hit out at reports suggesting the rapper abandoned his teenage son after getting into a major fall-out last year.
50, real name Curtis Jackson, became embroiled in a feud with Marquise and his mother Shaniqua Tompkins in January, 2013 after the boy reportedly refused to answer the door when his father visited.
They exchanged a series of angry text messages over the incident, and the family drama went public after they were shared online, with 50 allegedly declaring “I don’t have a son anymore” in one angry text.
50′s reputation as a father hit headlines again this week after Tompkins alleged he had not seen Marquise since May, 2012 – but now the rap mogul is insisting that he is not a bad dad.
“50 is saddened by the attention-seeking tactics of his son’s mother,” read a statement issued by the rapper’s rep to TMZ. “He remains a proud and supportive father and feels blessed to have two sons.”