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50 Cent in child support court battle
The $25,000 a month in child support and household expenses that 50 Cent pays to the mother of his 10-year-old son is not enough, says the boy's mother, Shaniqua Tompkins. 50 Cent is "worth tens and tens of millions of dollars," said her attorney, Raoul Felder. The parents of young Marquise Jackson are wrangling over the issue in family court in this Long Island community, where 50 Cent arrived Friday in an armored SUV equipped with a satellite dish. 50 Cent no longer needs to worry about the choice he famously expressed on a 2004 album -- Get Rich or Die Tryin'. With his G-Unit record label, clothing line, ring tones and other enterprises, 50 Cent -- whose real name is Curtis Jackson -- reeled in an estimated $33 million in the past year, according to Forbes. He has sold more than 11 million albums and has a new album, Curtis, due out in September. His lawyer, Brett Kimmel, called Tompkins "insatiable." "Her demands keep escalating," he told the New York Daily News. Closed-door hearings on the child-support case are scheduled to continue this coming week.
-- The Associated Press
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