50 Cent Cleared in Arson Case

AllHipHop Staff

50 Cent was cleared this week of foul pay in the May 2008 blaze that destroyed his $1.4 million Long Island mansion. The mogul confirmed the verdict on his social networking site thisis50.com, stating the New York police department and insurance investigators determined there was “absolutely no proof or evidence” that 50 caused the fire. 50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, came under suspicion after his son’s mother Shaniqua Tompkins accused him of committing arson. Just weeks prior to the fire, 50 Cent had a successfully secured an eviction of both Tompkins and his son. Although Tompkins and Marquise were present at the time of the still undetermined blaze, both were able to escape without serious injury. Last April, Tompkins filed a lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court claiming that 50 Cent had promised her legal ownership of the home prior to closing. At the time, the property was estimated to be worth 2.4 million. The fallout from this situation sparked a feud between 50 and Miami rapper Rick Ross, who ridiculed the Queens emcee over the arson allegations with the track “Mafia Music.” At press time, 50 Cent is working to secure a release date for his much-delayed fourth studio album Before I Self Destruct