50 Cent Wins Visitation Rights
September 9, 2008 at 5:35 AM (PT)
50 CENT (real name CURTIS JACKSON) yesterday won the right to see his 11-year-old son on alternating weekends. The temporary schedule will last until OCTOBER 22nd, when JACKSON's visitation dispute with the boy's mother, SHANIQUA TOMPKINS, is set to go to trial, reports NEWSDAY.
Judge DAVID FREUNDLICH, of SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY, also issued an order of protection requiring the musician to stay away from TOMPKINS except when dropping the boy off at the 103rd Precinct in QUEENS, the neutral spot agreed upon by both parties.
"Yeah, I'm happy. I get a chance to see him," JACKSON told a scrum of reporters and fans outside court.
As JACKSON strode from the courthouse, his transformation from legal combatant back to rap star was swift. He set off waves of excitement in the hallways and parking lot, greeting fans and posing for photos. The performer said that next, he intended to hang out with some women -- he used a coarser word -- "make some music, make some movies and continue to kick it."