Sunday 25 February 2018

Rapper 50 Cent gets three years’ probation after being accused of kicking girlfriend and wrecking home

Rapper 50 Cent admitted vandalism
Rapper 50 Cent admitted vandalism

AMERICAN rapper 50 Cent has struck a deal with Los Angeles prosecutors for three years' probation and 30 days of community service after allegedly kicking the mother of his child and destroying her property.

The 38-year-old rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, pleaded no contest to a single count of misdemeanour vandalism while three vandalism counts and one count of misdemeanour domestic violence were dropped, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Superior Court said of the incident in June.

The Grammy winner was accused of kicking open a door at the condominium of his former girlfriend, model Daphne Narvaez, who is also known as Daphne Joy, in the Toluca Lake community of Los Angeles, kicking her and destroying a piece of furniture, chandelier and television.

It was revealed after 50 Cent was charged that he had fathered a child with Narvaez.

He must also pay $7,100 in restitution and $2,390 in fines.

50 Cent's attorney, Scott Leemon, also said the "In da Club" rapper will also attend counselling sessions.

In August, 50 Cent, who could have faced a maximum penalty of five years in jail and $46,000 if convicted on all counts, pleaded not guilty to the five counts before agreeing to the plea deal.

The rapper shot to fame with his 2003 debut studio album "Get Rich or Die Tryin'," which has sold about 15 million copies globally, making it one of the best-selling rap albums of all time.

He also starred in the 2005 semi-autobiographical film of the same name. He had a role in the 2006 war drama "Home of the Brave" and will appear alongside Nicolas Cage and John Cusack in upcoming crime-thriller film "The Frozen Ground".

Reuters

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