50 Cent’s defending his absence at teenage son’s graduation from a private school in Atlanta over the past weekend.
According to BET’s Latifah Muhammad, the reason the rapper didn’t attend the event was he didn't even know about it!
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A photo of 16-year-old Marquise Jackson’s graduation celebration appeared on Facebook, along with the text, “Yea I broke down. I was really excited to see my pops at my graduation but he never showed shm. My sister and mama is always there for me just know you wasn't. I did it without you!” The photo shows mother and son embracing, Marquise’s teenage sister claims the account is a fake.
And suspicion is falling on his mother, Shaniqua Tompkins.
MTV’s Adam Fleischer adds that during an interview with “106 & Park,” Jackson tossing Tompkins under the bus isn’t really that abnormal. 50 openly admitted, “My relationship with my oldest son is dictated by his actual mom.”
50 Cent, born Curtis Jackson III, and Tompkins have been battling through the media for a while. July of last year witnessed a big blow out between Fif and Marquis via text message, where the rapper disowned his son while claiming Tompkins was really the one texting.
Public opinion remains split on if the mogul should take responsibility for his half of the mess that’s straining is relationship with his eldest son.
“At some point, the information, the reason why it actually comes out, is because his mom is going to TMZ.”
And in the middle of all the drama is their son. The younger Jackson’s milestone moment has been marred by the ongoing verbal warfare between his parents. During the “106 & Park” interview, Fif said he was “in Budapest on a movie with Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law and Jason Statham.”
However, some may see the movie information more as a promotional plug and less like an explanation, since one would assume the mogul would be more aware of where his child support money was going. And give less attention to smearing the mother of his child so openly.
HipHopDx posted video of the “106 & Park” interview promoting his new album “Animal Ambition.” Fiddy discusses his reaction to social media, good and bad. “The thing that I don’t like sometimes is that they feel that they’re entitled to an explanation for thing.” It’s easy to assume part of the explanations he doesn't want to discuss revolves around Marquise and Tompkins.
But in the digital and social media age, personal lives rarely “are supposed to actually be personal” and often do require an explanation. Especially if a celebrity continues to remain involved in the drama so publicly.
[Courtesy of HipHopDX.]