According to New York's Daily News, 50 recently filed papers in Family Court to help clarify child support arrangements paid to the child's mother. While 50 (born Curtis Jackson) has always provided financial support for his child, he and Marquise's mother, Shaniqua Tomkins, previously lacked an official arrangement. Friends told the Daily News the recent move was prompted by Tompkins demanding displays of greed.
50 and Tompkins once lived together, but the couple parted ways five years ago. According to one friend, 50 purchased a home for Tompkins in Long Island "so Marquise could be in a good school district."
"He's paying a lot of child support. He takes [Marquise] on vacations. He just took him to L.A., where they saw Eminem together. He met Justin Timberlake and Timbaland in Miami. He took him to the NBA All-Star Game in Vegas. He sees his son very frequently. When he's on the road, he brings him out," 50's friend was quoted in the Daily News.
"Curtis puts his son's needs first. His son is well loved and taken care of. Anything else is a private family and legal matter," said Cindi Berger, spokeswoman for 50.
Sources are currently speculating that Tompkins may seek palimony. She recently hired upscale lawyer, Raoul Lionel Felder, who told the Daily News, "Ms. Tompkins is going to get more than fifty cents, I can tell you that."