A state Supreme Court justice in Manhattan has thrown out a $50 million lawsuit against Curtis Jackson, better known as hip-hop star 50 Cent, by ex-girlfriend Shaniqua Tompkins, Access Hollywood has learned.
The judge dismissed the case entirely on Tuesday, according to court papers acquired by Access.
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In the suit, Tompkins asked for half the rapper’s lifetime earnings – no less than $50 million — in response to an alleged verbal promise that he would share his income with her when he “made it big,” as well as ownership of a home in Dix Hills, New York, which burned down last year.
The former couple has a child, Marquise.
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“Ms. Tompkins’ claims pertaining to a $50 million verbal contract were entirely frivolous,” the rapper’s attorney, Brett Kimmel, told Access in a statement. “In dismissing the case before trial, the court is sending a clear message. This is a complete and total victory for 50.”
50 himself just seemed happy to have the case finished.
“I’m very thankful for this decision,” he said in a statement to Access. “ I knew that once the facts were heard that justice would prevail. I hope now that we can put this behind us and move forward with our lives.”
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In December, the rapper gave Access a similar sentiment in an interview with TV One guest correspondent Quddus.
“I’m not angry with her,” he said at the time. “[The relationship] didn’t work. Like that’s it, you got to move on.”
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