50 Cent's $2.4 million Long Island home burned down about 5 a.m. this morning. His son Marquise, baby mama Shaniqua Tompkins, and her other child were in the home with three adults at the time.
Luckily no one was seriously injured as they were all rushed to Huntington Hospital and treated for small injuries and smoke inhalation.
Eye witness Frank Hoyte says Shaniqua was all right, but visibly angry. Well hell who wouldn't be if a 'suspicious' fire broke out and you and your kids were in the house asleep?
The blaze was extinguished within an hour, but caused an eye injury to a firefighter. The Suffolk County arson squad were called to investigate beceause the fire seemed suspect:
"The rapid movement of the fire. The volume of the fire. It was engulfed. The home was totally gutted."
This is the same house Tompkins battled 50 for in a legal suit earlier this year. She claims he promised she could have the house over ten years ago, but after their breakup planned to either evict her from the home or make her pay market rent of about $5,400 a month. Daaaaaaang!
50 Cent’s people were on it and released a public statement immediately after finding out about the fire:
"Informed this morning while filming a new motion picture on location in Louisiana, Curtis Jackson expressed deep concern over this fire at his property. He is extremely thankful that everyone including his son, Marquise, escaped the burning house safely. He is confident that authorities will be conducting a thorough investigation of the incident and is eager to review their findings."
**Update**: A judge Tuesday ordered 50 Cent to hold on to the property where a $2.4 million house at the center of a bitter dispute with his ex-girlfriend burned to the ground last month.
State Supreme Court Justice Carol Edmead also ordered the rapper (real name: Curtis Jackson) to put any insurance proceeds he might receive into a trust account pending the outcome of the $50 million lawsuit filed against him earlier this year by Shaniqua Tompkins.
Tompkins' lawyer, Paul Catsandonis, requested the orders so his client can have access to some of 50 Cent's assets if she wins a judgment. He said 50 Cent, who was not present in court, agreed years ago to give Tompkins half of his earnings for life.
50% of his earnings for life!? And they're not even married?
This broad is really forcing it.