Published June 02, 2008
The mother of 50 Cent's child accused the rapper of trying to kill them after a suspicious fire burned down their Long Island, N.Y., home on Friday.
"He tried to kill me and his own child," Shaniqua Tompkins, 31, told the New York Post. Tompkins survived the 4 a.m. blaze, which leveled the $2.4 million mansion in tony Dix Hills, where she lives with the rapper's 10-year-old son Marquise and four relatives.
The blaze erupted after Tompkins and 50 Cent — whose real name is Curtis Jackson — got into a violent dispute Monday during a deposition in a $50 million lawsuit she is bringing against him.
"Who do I think did it? Curtis Jackson," Tompkins told The Post. "He threatened me on Monday that he was going to have someone visit me. My kids are in the house. Who would try to kill your own kids? He's supposed to be all about being a gangster ... that's not a gangster, that's a coward."
The blaze was deemed suspicious by authorities in Dix Hills, though cops had no suspects.
The rapper was in Louisiana at the time of the fire filming a movie. His lawyer Brett Kimmel blasted claims his client torched the home.