SUSPICIOUS HOUSE FIRE SENDS 50CENTS SON AND EX SHANIQUA TO HOSPITAL
The town of Dix Hills’ firefighters battled a raging fire at the home of rapper 50 cent early this morning, May 30, 2008. The $1.4 million home has been the center of a lawsuit between 50 cent and the mother of his 10-year-old son Marquise Jackson, Shaniqua Tompkins. The Rapper 50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, tried to evict Ms. Tompkins just a few months ago. Officials are calling the fire “suspicious”.
A raging fire that one fire official called “definitely suspicious” gutted a Dix Hills home owned by the Grammy-nominated rapper 50 Cent Friday morning, sending six people inside the house to the hospital.An eyewitness told Newsday that among the injured, all of whom suffered smoke inhalation according to fire officials, were 50 Cent’s ex-girlfriend, Shaniqua Tompkins, and their 10-year-old son, Marquise. “She was all right,” eyewitness Frank Hoyte, a Newsday employee, said, adding: “But she was angry.”
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He said Tompkins was standing outside the home barefoot as it burned, wearing a bathrobe. Two young boys, one of them Marquise, two teenage girls and “an older woman” were also standing with Tompkins, Hoyte said.