50 Cent Opens Up About Rocky Relationship With His Firstborn Son

Mahlik Campbell

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 03: Actor/producer Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson attends For Your Consideration event For Starz's 'Power' at The Jeremy Hotel on May 3, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images)

Following the recent release of his book, Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter, 50 Cent discussed his openly tumultuous relationship with his firstborn son, Marquise Jackson.

During an Instagram Live interview with Van Lathan and XXL, 50 was asked whether he thinks the two will ever be able to reconcile their father-son bond.

"It is sad, it's a sad situation," 50 responded. "When you pray for success, you don't necessarily pray for the things that come with it. It's no such thing as success without jealousy without envy or entitlement."

He added that Marquise's "entitlement" comes from his mother, Shaniqua Tompkins, who 50 says once bought their son a pair of shoes because she feels that he "should have more" than what he's been given.

"So, while being a privileged child, he feels deprived," 50 said. "You had everything I didn't have."

50 also willingly paid over $1 million in child support. When asked whether he loves his son, 50 admitted, "I used to," before offering another question to support his answer: "How long can you love something that don't love you back?"

He continued, "I didn't think success would cost me my firstborn but it's the situation it is. Like, my grandfather would say, 'If it rattles like a snake and slithers like a snake, is it a snake or do you need to be bit?' ... What he's saying is, every time you see the boy he show up with somebody you got a problem with. What does that tell you?" 

50 and Marquise have shared numerous spats over social media. In early April, 50 even claimed that he'd rather care for controversial rapper 6ix9ine.

"Nah, I ain’t heard from 6ix9ine. He’s his mother’s child now. He told on everybody," 50 said during an IG Live session. "He better than Marquise, though. I’ll take him before I take my actual biological son. Fuck that n***a."

Marquise shot back, questioning 50's decision to "claim a rat."