Gas Container Found At 50 Cent's Charred Mansion
June 2, 2008 at 5:24 AM (PT)
Police found a five-gallon gas container on the grounds of a mansion at the center of a dispute between 50 CENT and his ex-girlfriend SHANIQUA TOMPKINS, reports ALLHIPHOP.COM. On early FRIDAY morning, a fire ripped through the $2.4 million dollar DIX HILLS, LONG ISLAND mansion, sending six people, including TOMPKINS and the superstar rapper’s 10-year-old son, to the hospital.
While arson investigators have yet to determine the cause of the inferno that completely destroyed the mansion, officials had already labeled the fire suspicious, due to the intensity of the blaze, which lasted about 45 minutes. 50 CENT, born CURTIS JACKSON, and TOMPKINS’ boyfriend were involved in a physical confrontation in the office of TOMPKINS’ lawyer during a deposition hearing, just days before the house was destroyed.
The rapper, 32, denied any involvement and expressed gratitude that no one was seriously injured in the fire.