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Rapper 50 Cent due in court on domestic violence charge

By Linda Deutsch

AP Special Correspondent

LAST UPDATED: 04:53 a.m. HST, Aug 05, 2013

LOS ANGELES » Rapper and actor 50 Cent faces arraignment on charges that he attacked his ex-girlfriend and trashed her condo.

The hearing for the singer, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, was scheduled for tonday.

If convicted, the "In Da Club" singer faces up to five years in jail and $46,000 in fines.

The woman told police that during a June 23 argument, Jackson began destroying property at her Toluca Lake condo before she locked herself in a bedroom. She says Jackson kicked open the bedroom door and kicked her, causing injury.

Police estimated about $7,100 in damage to the home.

The woman told police she had been in a three-year relationship and has a baby with Jackson, who has referenced drug dealing and violence in many songs.

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serious wrote:
Who cares???
on August 5,2013 | 05:29AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
A rapper in court. What a surprise!
on August 5,2013 | 06:03AM
loquaciousone wrote:
Rappers need rap sheets.
on August 5,2013 | 07:33AM
krusha wrote:
If it's California, then he'll be out after a couple of days in jail even if they convict him of life in prison...
on August 5,2013 | 08:42AM
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