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I’m sure that by now, you already know that things between 50 Cent and his 17-year-old son, Marquise, are in a pretty bad place. They fell fell out via text message last year, and 50 was a no-show for Marquise’s high school graduation last month. When speaking on why things fell apart between him and his first-born, the young man who used to be all up and through the rapper’s music videos and with him for appearances as a child, he blamed it on beef with Marquise’s mother, Shaniqua Tompkins. But 50 has another son, Sire, with a woman named Daphne Joy Narvaez. And while they no longer have a romantic relationship, the rapper reportedly implied in an interview with GQ in the latest issue that he wants to “do it right this time” when it comes to Sire. Here’s that snippet from the chat: 

He’d had his first son, Marquise, when he was 21. It’s what made him start rapping in the first place—a way to live to see his son live. Now his son is 17 and they don’t speak, because 50 and his son’s mother don’t speak. They fell out over money. They were together before he was 50 Cent, and, he says, she feels she’s owed something for that.

“Me and my son, we don’t have a relationship anymore,” 50 said, squeezing the squash ball. “It’s based on his mom. He’s adopted her way of thinking.” He’s trying to do it over now, he said, with his second son, whom he had by a different woman in 2012—to do it right this time, even though he’s already split with that boy’s mother, too. “I don’t have anything negative around the concept of kids,” he said.

We told you recently that Tompkins went on V-103 to talk publicly about the rapper not attending Marquise’s graduation, and she spoke on why their correspondences are always so negative.

“I spoke with him and we spoke for a couple of hours on the phone [in September]. And when you feel like you can’t get through to a person…I know how to set boundaries. I’m not going to waste my time. He’s always going in on 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.”

Just sad that it’s come to all this, where grown people can’t be civil for the sake of their son, and it’s to the point where one is absolutely okay with not having a relationship with their child (but has big plans for their other child). Just sad. But what do you think of all this?

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