Yesha Callahan

Can We All Agree 50 Cent, The Father, Is A Disgrace?

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There’s absentee fathers and then there are troll-like dads like 50 Cent who are hurting so bad, they shame their child in an attempt to blame them for their lack of a relationship rather than fess up to their poor parenting choices. I never thought I’d say there’s levels to the I’m-not-going-to-be-in-my-son’s-life game but there indeed are, and 50 Cent is at the bottom.

Over the years we’ve seen the issues between 50 and his oldest son come to ahead, mostly because of the rapper’s issues with Marquise’s mother. But once Marquise got old enough to understand the reasons for his strained relationship with his dad — and speak on it for himself — the details of their estrangement made the situation not just disappointing, but heartbreaking.

Two years ago, text messages between the father and son were leaked that read more like a conversation between a goon and someone who stole his money. Fifty offered a literal “f-ck you” to his child who was 16 at the time. And on top of calling him an “a–hole,” also told him “I don’t have a son anymore” and said “Tell your mom she won. She has you and ill make another. I will have nothing to do with you. Don’t text me ever again.”

Sadly, 50 did just that, having a son with longtime girlfriend Daphne Joy in 2012 as some sort of replacement it seems. And just two months ago Marquise spoke out saying he’d love to meet his younger brother even though his dad, whom he has no ill feelings toward, won’t allow it. “As far as on my end, it’s all love,” he said. “I don’t have any problems. But maybe one day we’ll figure it out, and everything can be well. But as of right now, our relationship is still strained.”

One doesn’t have to look much further than 50’s Instagram page to understand why. Late Saturday night, the Queens rapper posted and deleted the image below in a move one can only describe as troll-like. No that’s not true; it’s also distasteful and sad.

50 ig

If 50 put just half the effort he puts into terrorizing Diddy, Rick Ross, and his own son on the internet into being a stand-up guy, he’d be father of the year. See, as I said in the beginning, there’s different types of bad dads. There’s the I’m going to act like my kid doesn’t exist even though I know he/she does type of absentee father. There’s the I don’t want to pay child support so now I don’t see my kids dad; and there’s the I’m scared of my responsibilities as a parent so I ran away type of ain’t sh-t man. Worse than all of those, though, is the man so blatantly crying out to be a father but who’s pride instead leads him to embarrass his son with public declarations of disownment, pretending he’s the victim in the situation.

Marquise, who’s now 18, may be an adult in the eyes of the law, but he will always be the child brought into this world through no choice of his own by Curtis Jackson and Shaniqua Tompkins. No matter what Marquise’s mom told him about his father when he was growing up — which we can’t imagine could be any worse than the reality of who he is — Marquise was and still is an innocent child. The one weapon 50 had against the mother of his son was to be the antithesis of whatever lies he claims she’s told on him because, eventually, actions always speak louder than words. Instead, 50 chose to act out, behaving as though his son chose his mother over him rather than being as big of an influence on his own’s son’s life as his mother is.

A child can’t choose his parents and its shameful any mother or father would attempt to pit their kid against the other, but we know this happens all the time, among every day citizens and celebs alike. The mature parent would try to counter that influence of lies; the immature one would rather instigate drama on the internet when a simple phone call and an  honest conversation could mean the beginning of a new relationship — something 50 so clearly desires.

Some might have sympathy for 50 considering his upbringing, but that’s exactly why I have none for him. Curtis knows what it’s like to grow up without a father, and even a mother — his was murdered when he was eight. There has to be some level of consciousness in him that recognizes even though he may not have had an example of a father or exactly know how to be one, this ain’t it. That the old, “he’s gonna have to learn to make it on his own like I did” rhetoric is not only faulty but immoral. That wanting to do right by your second son doesn’t erase the pain you’ve caused the first.

Some of us may get a kick out of 50’s social media antics when he taunts other men of his same means, but his behavior toward his firstborn is, in a word, shameful, and it’s time he was called out on it. The next time 50 sits down to create another vision board with media outlets who laud him as some sort of inspiring visionary I hope actually repairing his relationship with his son rather than rehashing the demise of it in a public forum is the first thing he writes; otherwise I don’t want to hear another word out of his disgraceful mouth.

Check out Marquise’s Mom Shaniqua Tompkins’ Response to All Hip-Hop:

When you post something and delete it shows how much Of a coward you are !! @50cent I know you and know your tactics! I appreciate it ,because the judge will get to see how much of a bully you are. Take accountability for your actions! 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. I don’t try to mentally abuse my son like you do! I don’t talk about you, your actions speaks themselves. Who threatens to shoot their son on Instagram ? I don’t have to talk about you, again your actions speaks for themselves !Bitter? About what ? I left you!!! I know longer wanted a relationship with you! You’re a fraud and you’re upset I know it ! You created this fictitious character and you try to discredit me because I know the real! I know you made up you got shot 9 times and it was actually 5 because you didn’t want to be compared to Tupac! Remember I was there! I went with you to the police percent to get an order of protection out if Ja Rule, irvGotti and his brother Chris . So please stop! I know you are jealous because, Marquise has a mother that actually cares and loves him and you never had that. You always lived with your Grandparents even when your Mom was alive! I’m not one to ruin someones grandiose idea of themselves but keep my name out your mouth! I will keep posting Boo vs. 50 cent facts I have receipts! #CB4 you are not God, maybe to others but not me!!!

  1. December 21, 2015 - Reply

    “hurting so badly” and “come to a head”

  2. December 21, 2015 - Reply

    50 cent, as a person, is a disgrace.

  3. December 21, 2015 - Reply

    His face needs to be in the dictionary next to the word “man-child” because he embodies it fully. Regardless of the relationship and the bad blood he has with the mother of his child, what does that has to do with HIS actions as a father….not a damn thing. Nothing is worse than a hurt fool and deep down he is feeling some type of way about his son not being in his life because if he truly didn’t care he wouldn’t feel the need to tweet/delete or still speak on the subject. But instead of being a MAN and an ADULT and coming correct about his child to fix the situation his pride got the best of him and that can’t be blamed on the mother. But Shaniqua Tompkins…child…that wasn’t a clapback but a full on earthquake. And I love how he pick and choose which person to target but he hardly never said anything about Chelsea Handler after she read him…side eye.

    • December 21, 2015 - Reply

      @binks

      Oh Chelsea is a precious white woman. Didn’t you know? I hate 50 cent. He’s a badly behaved man. The worst kind.

    • December 22, 2015 - Reply

      @binks

      Chelsea could probably destroy him with the things she knows AND she’s white. he won’t mess with her because guess what…the world doesn’t care that he claps on black folk. he’s a douchebag and a child

      • December 22, 2015 - Reply

        @Sher

        That’s the hypocrite in 50 Cent. He can target and disrespect black people all he wants (which is wrong), but he won’t target white racism and white privilege in society.

        • December 22, 2015 - Reply

          @truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

          like most he simply “won’t bit the hand that feed him”.

          • December 22, 2015 - Reply

            @trueletterson*vwfone@gmail.com

            He certainly won’t bite the hand that feeds him. That is why he constantly disrespects his own people in public and in private. He needs to repent and turn his life around. It is not worth to have massive riches and lose one’s soul. Stories like these show the lesson that treating family right and advocating black liberation must be advanced.

            • December 22, 2015 - Reply

              @truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

              you are right like the old proverb “what do it profit a man to gain the world and lose his soul”, you are right but the sad thing is because he worship the almighty dollar he don’t know any better he is like a child, like a lot of people men and women he has never grew up.

        • December 22, 2015 - Reply

          @truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

          Most black men are like that. Hot air! They’ll attack black women and children all day but never white people. That’s why blacks are seen as having no value because they’re often used and abused by their own people

          • December 22, 2015 - Reply

            @Tonididitonem

            There are many black women and black men who care about black people and who will not disrespect black women. Those black people should be respected and acknowledged. Any black male that attacks black women and children is a traitor and should not be respected. The solution is to build up the black youth and educate them on respecting black women and black girls. There are other solutions too. Also, I could care less if non-blacks respect me or not. I do care about improving the black community. Therefore, anyone that doesn’t want the black community to prosper in the future is a traitor. Anyone that wants Black Love to be extinct in the future is a traitor. There is no justification for 50 Cent’s actions at all. His hypocrisy and cowardice are apparent to see. There are black people who are doing what is right and we should improve our communities (that means that those who abuse black people must be opposed and called out). Not to mention that we should oppose white terrorism including white racism at the same time. Some people love to ignore white racism and just want to bow down to all white people, but I won’t. Black liberation is the goal that I will fight for forever.

      • December 22, 2015 - Reply

        @Sher

        exactly, he knows who to mess with and he never goes after anyone white.

        • December 22, 2015 - Reply

          @BlackGlamour

          because he have no knowledge of himself and they are his pay masters!

        • December 22, 2015 - Reply

          @BlackGlamour

          Teach Sister.

      • December 22, 2015 - Reply

        @Sher

        You and Tonididitonem are so right. Also, 50 cents has two faces in entertainment the one he shows to mainstream entertainment and the one he should to urban entertainment so he is playing the game and knows who to come at and who not too.

  4. December 21, 2015 - Reply

    Being from the area that he was from (which is Southside in Jamaica Queens. We know about Supreme McGriff, Gerald Miller, E-Moneybags, Black Just etc. That’s another story), he should have known better. He made a disrespectful post about his son and he deleted it. He can easily have a strong relationship with his son, but he chooses not too. 50 Cent has been involved in immature disputes with P Diddy, French Montana, Ja Rule, Rick Ross, and so many other rappers. Yet, when Chelsea Handler called him many names, he is totally silent. He also made many evil comments about women. That is why how people have to use wise judgment in raising any child. Shanequa Thompkins knows firsthand about 50 Cent and his antics. She responded in a strong fashion. True parenting involves love, wisdom, advice, and respect. This story is a lesson on how we should respect black youth and honor parents who truly are raising their children correctly. 50 Cent’s actions are disgraceful.

    • December 21, 2015 - Reply

      @truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

      Me and you are so —><—- Truth regarding his quietness he had with Chelsea Handler. I doubt people take 50 Cent/Curtis Jackson seriously.

      • December 21, 2015 - Reply

        @binks

        People don’t take him seriously. Curtis needs to wake up and learn many lessons about life.

  5. December 21, 2015 - Reply

    Gives black men a horrible name.

  6. December 22, 2015 - Reply

    Curtis Jackson is the typical black male who have had some material success but have not matured into manhood and have never had a proper mentor on manhood and fatherhood and don’t know how to be a father even though they want to be a father, and they make the mistake of linking their relationship with their children mother to their relationship with their children.

  7. December 22, 2015 - Reply

    I can’t stand when people write about business they know nothing about. It’s one thing to gossip and tell what happened and it’s another to cast judgment as if you’re the fly on the wall. It’s disgusting.

    • December 22, 2015 - Reply

      @gwanzo

      I hope you aren’t referring to the writer of this article…because if you think a grown ass man who gets on social media and threatens to SHOOT his own minor son shouldn’t be “judged”… Then that mentality is just as “disgusting”.

      • December 22, 2015 - Reply

        @Aria Whitaker

        I’m referring to whoever casts judgment. I also feel like people take shit too seriously. My mom has threatened to kill me all throughout my childhood. Is she disgusting? I tweet I’m going to stab my friend in the eye for annoying me. Am I disgusting? You’re adding things up together and making it what you want it to be because of what you hear about a situation. You know they have a strained relationship..he threatens his child..you automatically think he’s being serious…ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

        • December 22, 2015 - Reply

          @gwanzo

          They have a strained relationship that a grown man chose to bring to social media. I remember a few years ago the boy asked this grown man not to talk about his mom on twitter. You would think for the sake of his child would quit. Its not like he wasn’t picking feuds with other people. He chose to cut the boy out of his life instead.

          The man has serious issues and yes I choose to judge him for his known and proven actions.

          • December 22, 2015 - Reply

            @Sparger

            And you’re still talking about business you know nothing about. lol

            • December 22, 2015 - Reply

              @gwanzo

              we know all about because 50 put in all over social media Not me, not you , not the boy, 50 did it.

        • December 22, 2015 - Reply

          @gwanzo

          Without knowing what is going on behind the scenes can we all agree this mess is sloppy? Arguing with your child through social media is just…it is immature to say the least. Whether it be from 50 Cent or your next door neighbor. It is just sloppy. Add to the mix that 50 is a celebrity and some fans are straight up nuts, he could be putting his child’s life in danger. A MESS.

          • December 22, 2015 - Reply

            @darhleenglisi

            It’s definitely messy as hell but to dig deeper on speculation is annoying.

        • December 22, 2015 - Reply

          @gwanzo

          Are…you…serious right now? The answer to ALL of your questions is HELL YEAH! That mess is disgusting as hell! A mother telling her child she will kill her? DISGUSTING. I don’t give a rats behind if you want to pull out the tired ” he was was just playin” card or not…I will repeat and stand by my statement wholeheartedly…ANY grown ass, ashy man who gets on social media and threatens to kill or shoot his minor child because he got his delicate ass fe-fe’s hurt is certainly not BEYOND judgement. Period. I could give two flying fleas what the ” situation” was…I’m not ” adding” a dam thing up and “making it what I want”… I’m using my adult critical thinking skills to KNOW that you don’t threaten your own child with death on social media. Its not that hard a concept to get behind. Wtf is wrong with folks nowadays?? Jesus!

  8. December 22, 2015 - Reply

    This story is unreal. I cannot believe 50 Cent is treating his child so poorly. I truly feel sorry for his son. He is a young black boy living in a world that looks down on him and his father who is alive and living well also looks down on him. Very very sad. I cannot imagine what his son must be going through. I’ve never seen this, type of treatment before.

    • December 22, 2015 - Reply

      @CeeCee

      But you know he’s treating that bi-racial son of his like a little prince.

      • December 22, 2015 - Reply

        @BlackGlamour

        Exactly. Colorism is truly evil.

  9. December 22, 2015 - Reply

    His antics toward women, and his own son, are absolutely despicable. This individual is an abusive misogynist with deep seated issues.

  10. December 22, 2015 - Reply

    But he was Chelsea Handler’s bitch. She treated him like a dog and he is saying foul things about Vivica Fox. Hmm……

    • December 22, 2015 - Reply

      @Mary Burrell

      OOop! So true. SMH.

  11. December 22, 2015 - Reply

    I can’t stand 50 cent he needs to grow up and stop being an ass.

    • December 22, 2015 - Reply

      @Mary Burrell

      Preach Sister.

  12. December 22, 2015 - Reply

    Filthy Scent is a piece of sheiß. Simple and plain.

    #NoFilthyScentAllowed

    • December 22, 2015 - Reply

      @Zorino

      lol at Filthy Scent it’s perfect and so appropriate for this cockroach.

      • December 22, 2015 - Reply

        @Mary Burrell

        Loool.

    • December 22, 2015 - Reply

      @Zorino

      Busting out the German, it just got serious in here!

      • December 22, 2015 - Reply

        @Jo 'Mama' Besser

        Lol. Don’t tell Curtis I called him Filthy Scent, he won’t like it.

  13. December 22, 2015 - Reply

    I never wanted to watch that show of his Power because he’s so disgusting.

  14. December 22, 2015 - Reply

    “Worse than all of those, though, is the man so blatantly crying out to be a father but who’s pride instead leads..”

    whose*

  15. December 23, 2015 - Reply

    Both the mother and that dude are low life’s for doing this in public.

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