Celebrity Shaniqua Tompkins and rapper 50 Cents, whose real name
is Curtis Jackson, are locked in a legal wrangle over the
maintenance that the rapper pays to Shaniqua and their 10 year old
child, Marquise Jackson. Curtis pays $ 25,000 per month to Shaniqua
for child support and household maintenance. Shaniqua's lawyer
alleges that the famed rapper is worth tens of millions of dollars,
and therefore should pay up more. With his G-Unit record label,
clothing line, ring tones and other enterprises, 50 Cent 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.
On the flip side, Curtis' lawyer Brett Kimmel reprimanded
Tompkins, and called her "insatiable" on her never-ending list of
demands. This coming week, the hearing on the child support case
have been scheduled behind closed doors.