50 Cent: I'm innocent
05 July 2013, 09:49
Los Angeles - 50 Cent insists he is innocent of domestic violence and vandalism charges.
The Candy Shop hitmaker, 37 - whose real name is Curtis Jackson - has been accused of kidnapping an unnamed ex-girlfriend, who police say has a child with him, and destroying her property during a dispute at her condo in Toluca Lake, California.
According to 50 Cent he has no knowledge of the incident.
His New York attorney, Scott Leemo said: “Curtis Jackson denies these allegations as made against him. It is important to note, Mr. Jackson has not been arrested and there is no warrant outstanding for his arrest. We are currently conducting our own investigation into these allegations”.
However, city attorney Mike Feuer said in a statement: “Regardless of perceived celebrity or notoriety, domestic violence is a serious crime, and alleged perpetrators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law by this office".
Could face time in jail
Police officers were called to the property, where the woman claimed she locked herself in her bedroom after she got into an altercation with 50 Cent.
According to the woman the rapper kicked down the door and kicked her, resulting in an injury.
The rapper, who is facing five charges, including one count of domestic violence and four counts of vandalism, reportedly left the house before police arrived.
If convicted, the award-winning star could face up to five years in jail and $46,000 (R460 000) in fines.
He is set to appear in court on July 22.