50 Cent took to Instagram Monday with the posting of a countdown clock that shows how much time he has left before shelling out his final child support payment to ex-girlfriend Shaniqua Tompkins for their son, Marquise Jackson.
According to the clock, his financial obligation to Marquise will end on October 13, 2017 – the day he turns 21.
“Man real life is gonna start Sooners then you think. Sad part is I wish you well, good,” the rapper wrote in the caption.
Marquise replied to his dad’s insensitive post writing: “Don’t worry, I’ll make u proud! Just dont forget to tell me happy birthday that day cause u missed a few.”
Marquise, a high school football player, has said in past interviews that his relationship with 50 Cent is “strained.”
The lighter child support burden should help the rapper address some financial trouble he’s hit in recent years—including a plan reported earlier this summer to restructure his finances.
The rapper and executive producer of the Starz series “Power” filed for bankruptcy when he lost a $7 million lawsuit over a sex tape he reportedly leaked. In July of this year, his bankruptcy deal was approved by a judge.
A year earlier, the rapper had filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection at the US Bankruptcy Court in Hartford, Connecticut in 2015, with assets and debts both in the range of $10-50 million.
Both Tompkins and 50’s other baby mama, Daphne Narvaez filed claims against 50 for child support as part of the bankruptcy. Tompkins made a claim for $120,000 and Narvaez filed one for $832,600. Narvaez, the mother of 50’s son Sire, wrote in court docs that he paid her $4,600 a month in child support.
In May, Tompkins asked a judge in New York Family Court to increase her $6,700 a month payments for Marquise to help pay for his college tuition.
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