VAN NUYS (KTLA) — An arraignment for Curtis Jackson, best known as 50 Cent, was postponed to Aug. 5 after being originally scheduled for Monday in Van Nuys. The rapper, who was not in court on Monday, is facing criminal charges stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident in June.
Jackson, 37, is accused of kicking his former girlfriend and vandalizing her Toluca Lake condominium, according to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.
On June 23, Los Angeles Police Department officers responded to a call reporting a domestic violence incident involving a woman, a city attorney’s spokesman said in a statement. The woman had previously been in a three-year relationship with Jackson, with whom she has a child.
During the argument, Jackson allegedly began destroying the woman’s home, causing an estimated $7,100 in damage. When she locked herself in her bedroom, Jackson allegedly kicked open the bedroom door and kicked her, causing an injury, according to the city attorney’s office.
Officers who responded to the scene found broken chandeliers, a broken television and a ransacked closet in the bedroom. Jackson left the residence before the officers arrived.
He was later charged with one count of domestic violence and four counts of vandalism, and faces up to five years in jail and $46,000 in fines if convicted on all counts.
“Regardless of perceived celebrity or notoriety, domestic violence is a serious crime and alleged perpetrators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law by this office,” Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer said in a statement.