50 Cent is taking a different kind of hit after being charged with domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend, CNN reports.
The rapper/mogul, real name Curtis Jackson, was accused by a prosecutor Wednesday (July 2) of kicking a woman —identified as his "former girlfriend" —and terrorizing her Los Angeles apartment after an argument erupted last month. Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer said the 37-year-old faces five criminal charges, including one count of domestic violence and four counts of vandalism.
"During an argument, Jackson allegedly began destroying the female's property," the prosecutor said. "Allegedly when the female locked herself in her bedroom, Jackson kicked-open the bedroom door and kicked her, causing an injury."
Police found an estimated $7,100 in damaged property including broken chandeliers and furniture throughout the home with clothes strewn all over the floor and a television, a news release said.
50 Cent's lawyer Scott Leemon responded to the charges in a statement, saying, "Curtis Jackson denies these allegations as made against him. It is important to note, Mr. Jackson has not been arrested and there is no warrant outstanding for his arrest. We have been in contact with the LA City Attorney's Office and are currently conducting our own investigation into these allegations. Out of respect for the legal process, we will not be commenting any further at this time."
Though Fif's arraignment is set for July 22 at the Van Nuys Superior Court, he took to Instagram in lieu of the 4th of July holiday to post pics of himself (as seen above) in various locations with captions like "I'm not in jail I'm in my kitchen fool" and "I'm not in jail I'm by my water fall."
If convicted on all counts, Fiddy could actually be in jail for five years with $46,000 in fines.
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