It has been confirmed that 50 Cents ex-girlfriend Shaniqua Tompkins and two of her children, including 50 Cent’s son, were among those injured in an early morning fire this morning (May 30).
The $1.4 million dollar mansion in Dix Hills, Long Island, was burned to the ground around 5:00 am this morning, just days after a confrontation between Tompkins and 50 Cent.
Six people, including Tompkins and 50 Cents ten-year-old son Marquise were taken to Huntington Hospital, where they were treated for complications from smoke inhalation and released.
A firefighter was also injured and treated for an eye injury.
According to the Associated Press, Dix Hills Fire Chief Larry Feld has deemed the blaze suspicious, because of the intensity of the fire, which lasted for almost 45 minutes.
The pair are currently involved in a court battle over the mansion, as 50 Cent is attempting to evict the woman from the residence.
Tompkins claims that 50 Cent bought the mansion for her, a claim the rapper, born Curtis Jackson, disputed in court.
“To have her living there with her boyfriend and several other people is inappropriate,” 50 Cent said. “She’s in the house with people I’m not responsible to pay housing for.”
On Monday (May 26), the pair were involved in a violent confrontation inside of Tompkins Manhattan attorneys office.
Tompkins’ lawyer, Paul Catsandonis said an “extremely dangerous incident” took place inside of his office but did not elaborate.
50 Cent was not in New York at the time the house burned down and is currently on location in Louisiana filming a new motion picture.
Curtis Jackson expressed deep concern over this fire at his property, a representative said in a statement. “He is extremely thankful that everyone including his son, Marquise, escaped the burning house safely. He is confident that authorities will be conducting a thorough investigation of the incident and is eager to review their findings.”
TMZ.com obtained exclusive footage of 50 Cent and Shaniqua Tompkins arguing on the street on Monday, just days before the house burned down.
Tompkins said she heard an intruder around 4:00 am, just before the inferno erupted and burned the mansion to the ground.
The dispute over the mansion will be heard again in State Supreme Court in Manhattan on June 10.