Over the years, we’ve watched 50 Cent beef with tons of people in the industry – Ja Rule, Jadakiss, Diddy, The Game, Cam’ron, and Rick Ross just to name a few – but the most disturbing beef of them all is the one going on between Fiddy and his baby mother Shaniqua Tompkins, who held him down when he was infamously shot nine times back in 2000.
Fifty rose to fame shortly after, with Shaniqua ending things when their son Marquise “was 10 1/2,” citing cheating as an issue. And as she explains in her recent V-103 interview: “This 50 Cent character. I don’t know this person.”
All in all, it’s a little heartbreaking. News that 50 didn’t attend his son’s high school graduation broke recently, but according to the hip-pop mogul and entrepreneur, he wasn’t there because he was not invited. Marquise was disappointed – as any child would be – and it looks like his “uninvited” comment is what’s fueled Shaniqua’s first ever radio interview.
It sounds a lot deeper than we imagined – Shaniqua tells The People’s Station that 50 abused her in front of her daughter when he found out she was cheating on him, and also claims: “I’ll put it this way. He pays more in his light bill in Connecticut than he pays me in child support.”
According to RhymesWithSnitch, 50 shut down the interview, as it was pulled down from V-103’s website the next day without any explanation. Check out some excerpts below.
On 50 Missing Marquise’s Graduation Because He Was Uninvited:
“I didn’t know a parent needs an invitation to a graduation. I think you make time for what you want to make time for. You know your son is in the 12th grade. You know that children, depending on the state, graduate May, June-ish. You’re busy, but that’s why you have assistants. The assistants can call the school and you can fly on your private jet with your big gold chain.
He’s privy to the same information that I’m privy to as a parent. You can call the school or have your assistant call. I’m not being condescending. It was no tickets. It was on the lawn of the school. People that I did invite, they stood on the side to watch the graduation. You could’ve been there. That’s your choice. And being that you said you paid tuition — which he doesn’t — you should’ve had a first class ticket then. You paid tuition, right? But he doesn’t. He pays child support. He doesn’t pay tuition. He promised me, but then he changed his mind. Like, I told him I wanted Marquise to change schools because I felt like the school he was going to was getting a little rough.”
On How Marquise Felt About His Father Not Showing Up:
“We haven’t discussed it yet, but on a day to day… I broke up with his dad when Marquise was 10 1/2. So he’s been with his dad from birth till then. He loves his dad. He misses his dad. So of course it hurts. He used to cry about it. He used to really get down in his spirit. But I think when a person does stupid sh-t all the time, it starts to lose its impact. [50's] just being  and I think Marquise feels a little sorry for him.”
On Child Support:
“I don’t even get six figures. I’ll put it this way. He pays more in his light bill in Connecticut than he pays me in child support.
The lawyers are involved. That’s number one. It goes according to lifestyle. Regardless of the fact that I was with him, Marquise was accustomed to a certain lifestyle. I lived in a $1.6 million house in New York, I drove a Range Rover, I had a BMW, my allowance was $20,000 a month. I didn’t pay for any bills. I didn’t pay for travel. So he’s supposed to live that lifestyle to a certain extent. Everything he promised in court, ‘I’m going to take him to basketball games! I’m going to take him on vacations!’ He hasn’t done any of that. He hasn’t done any of it.”
On 50’s Claims That She Hasn’t Worked Since 2000:
“I had a job with TLC network and  came and stopped that. I had a deal with a reality show. The show was canceled but everyone got paid their full contract but me. So you say, ‘Get a job’ but I had one. TLC sent me a 1099. I filed taxes. I had one.
 filed his first tax return at 30 [years old]. I was working, paying for studio time, DATs, reels, incorporating companies. Rotten Apples Records which was his first corporation. He doesn’t owe me anything. He did make that promise that he’ll take care of me for the rest of my life. I knew when I left that my lifestyle was going to change. I don’t think my son’s lifestyle was going to change.”
On People Saying That She’s Bitter:
“We all want the finer things in life, but I left . I knew when I left him that I was leaving a lifestyle. It’s not like he left me, I left him.”
On Ignoring 50’s Calls Now:
“I spoke with him and we spoke for a couple of hours on the phone [in September]. And when you feel like you can’t get through to a person…I know how to set boundaries. I’m not going to waste my time. He’s always going in on what happened in the relationship. Marquise is never the main focus. It’s, ‘what you did to me, you left me, you did this, you did that.’ He never takes responsibility for his actions.”
On 50’s Claims That She Has A Direct Line To Gossip Site, TMZ:
“TMZ called me and I don’t know how they got my number. I spoke with TMZ once because he went on Kelly and Michael saying that, ‘My son. He’s getting ready to turn 17 and we have this great relationship and his friends love me.’ And I’m like wait a minute, you haven’t seen your son in almost two years. This month makes two years. He hasn’t seen his son since May 2012. He hasn’t spoken to Marquise since the text messages where he told him ‘F-U. I have another child. Lose my number.’ Marquise hasn’t spoken to him since.”
On Why He’s Hurt, In Her Opinion:
“I think me leaving him, it reinforced all the abandonment issues that he suffered as a child and it’s unfortunate and it’s sad. He never knew his dad. His mom died when he was nine, but he never lived with his mom. His grandmother told me extensively. Like, when I had Marquise, she sat me down and said, ‘He  was always here with me.’ So I think it reinforced those abandonment issues and I think that’s why he’s so angry. But I feel like you’re really not angry with me, you’re really angry with his mom. Not me.”
On 50 Finding Out She Cheated & Then Beating Her Up In Front Of Her Daughter:
“I’m a person who doesn’t go out much. I’m very much a homebody so he started seeing my behavior change a little bit because I did meet someone. I was cheating on him after he done cheated on me numerous times. I met somebody. So I started going out and I’m smiling about it. He didn’t find out about it. I think he had a clue, like, ‘Where’s your mom? She’s always home.’ He came home and I wasn’t there. So when I got in, he called me first. But I know how he is so I said, ‘I’m not going to come home until you calm down.’ And when I got home he just lost it. He lost it completely. Just lost it. Even when my daughter walked in the room, he still was hitting me. I hate to sound like a battered woman but it just bothered me. He really lost it and broke down and cried. He’s so scary because he was hitting me in one moment and he’s angry, but the next minute he’s in my lap crying like a baby. So it’s a lot of issues there.”
On Why She Left 50:
“I can’t say money changes a person. I was the girl that was on his grandmother’s stoop when he got shot. He went to my mother’s house to heal. I went to work when my son was four months old while he was sitting home being daddy day care, watching Sesame Street and Little Bill. He has created this persona. This 50 Cent character. I don’t know this person. It reminds me of CB4. No I don’t know this person.”
Check out the interview in full above.