50 Cent Suing Ex For Defamation

Lawyers for 50 Cent are filing a defamation lawsuit against the mother of his 11-year-old son, in an attempt to prevent her from telling the media that he masterminded a May blaze that burnt down 50 Cent’s Long Island mansion.

Tompkins told a number of media outlets that 50 Cent was behind the fire, which burnt the $2.4 million dollar Dix Hills mansion to the ground.

“He’s upset,” Tompkins told reporters shortly after the inferno. “If he can’t have it, no one can. He said that he was gonna have somebody come kill me and watch what he does, and this is what he did.”

"There comes a point where you can no longer sit on your hands and listen to her spread these falsehoods," 50's lawyer, Brett Kimmel, told The New York Daily News. "Besides hurting his reputation, they have a damaging impact on their son."

In a petition filed in Suffolk Family Court, 50 Cent claims that since the fire, Tompkins will not tell him where she is living and is allegedly preventing him from seeing his son, Marquise.

The rapper claims he sent his son a duffle bag full of new clothes, as well as a cell phone to stay in touch with the young boy.

"The only way [50] can communicate with his son is to call [Tompkins'] cell phone. On June 11 ... [she] did permit [50] to speak with his son,” the complaint reads. “However ... she was hovering over Marquise, monitoring the conversation and, after a short while, she interrupted the conversation by taking the phone from Marquise and began yelling at [50]."

50 Cent also claims Tompkins is willfully violating their court ordered custody agreement.

Lawyers for Tompkins were not available for comment.