Responding to press regarding 50 Cent not attending their son Marquise’s graduation earlier this month, Shaniqua Tompkins sat down with V-103 and responded to the rapper’s claims. Detailing their previous relationship, Tompkins said that 50 Cent hit her in front of her daughter and claimed that the rapper hasn’t seen their son Marquise for two years.
Starting with the issue of Marquise’s graduation, Tompkins alluded that 50 should have been there regardless of an invitation.
“I didn’t know a parent needs an invitation to a graduation,” Tompkins said. “I think you make time for what you want to make time for. I mean, you know your son is in the twelfth grade. You know that children—depending on the state—they graduate May, June-ish. You’re busy but that’s why you have...assistants. The assistant can call the school. He’s always talking money, money, money. So you could fly on your private jet with your big gold chains.
“I’m not mad,” she added. “We all want the finer things in life but I left him. I knew when I left him that I was leaving a lifestyle. So it’s not like he left me. I left him...He is privy to the same information that I am privy to as a parent. You can call the school. You can ask, say, ‘I’m a parent of a senior.’ Or have your assistant call. I’m not being condescending. Have your assistant call. It was no tickets. It was on the lawn of the school. People that I did invite, they stood on the side to watch the graduation. You could have been there. That’s your choice. That is your choice. And being that you say you pay tuition, which he doesn’t, you should of had a first-class ticket then. You pay tuition right? But he doesn’t. He pays child support. He doesn’t pay tuition, he promised me he would, and then he changed his mind. I told him I wanted Marquise to change schools because I feel like the school that he was going to was getting a little rough. He’s in private school.”
Shaniqua Tompkins Says 50 Cent Hit Her
With her daughter in the studio during the interview, Tompkins also alleged that 50 Cent abused her upon finding out about an affair. During her explanation, Tompkins attributed the rapper’s consistent anger towards her on his own “abandonment issues.”
“I think me leaving him, it reinforced all those abandonment issues that he suffered as a child,” she said. “It’s unfortunate. He never knew his Dad. His Mom died when he was 9 but he never lived with his mom. He likes to create his own reality. His grandmother told me extensively—when I had Marquise she sat me down. She said, ‘He was always here with me.’ So I think it reinforced those abandonment issues and I think that’s why he’s so angry. But I feel like you’re really not angry with me you're angry with your mom. Not me. I think that’s what it is.”
Describing the end of their relationship, Tompkins admitted to cheating on the rapper.
“Yes, I did,” she said. “So I started going out. I met someone. I started going out. He didn’t find out about it I think he just asked, ‘Where’s your mom?’ He’s always home, he’s in Connecticut recording with LL Cool J at the time. He came home and I wasn’t there. So when I got in, he called me first, but I know how he is so I said, ‘I’m not gonna come home until you calm down.’
“When I got home he just lost it,” she continued. “He lost it completely. Just lost it and even when my daughter walked in the room, he still was hitting me. I hate to sound like a battered woman but, it just bothers me, he really lost it. He just broke down and cried. That’s why I said it was so scary. He was hitting me in one moment and he’s angry but the next minute he’s in my lap crying like a baby. It’s a lot of issues there.”
Detailing their latest conversation, Tompkins said that 50 Cent never "takes responsibility for his actions."
“I spoke with him," she said. "We spoke for a couple of hours on the phone. When you feel like you can’t get through to a person, I feel like I know how to set boundaries. I’m not gonna waste my time. He’s always going in what happened in the relationship. Marquise is never the main focus. It’s, ‘What you did to me. You left me. You did this. You did that.’ He never takes responsibility for his actions.”