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50 Cent's Two Kids: All About Marquise and Sire

by Tasha Mayberry


The rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, welcomed his first child, son Marquise Jackson, with Shaniqua Tompkins in 1996. 50 Cent’s second son, Sire Jackson, was born in 2012 to his then-partner Daphne Joy. 50 Cent became a father before he found success as a rapper. However, Marquise and 50 Cent have had a turbulent relationship in the decades since. The two have been estranged for many years, and much of their drama has played out on social media, most notably in 2018 when 50 Cent left a disturbing comment on his firstborn’s Instagram post.

On the other hand, 50 Cent appears to have a close relationship with his younger son Sire, with whom he’s shared several photos over the years. In 2019, he posted an image of himself and Sire for Father’s Day that read, “Best Friends Forever!” Currently, 50 Cent is seeking sole custody of his 11-year-old son due to the allegations in Rodney Jones’ March 2024 lawsuit against Sean “Diddy” Combs that Sire’s mother Joy worked as a sex worker, according to a representative for the rapper. Later that month, Joy accused her ex of physically and sexually assaulting her, though 50 Cent’s representative told PEOPLE the accusations were “false and baseless.” Here’s everything to know about 50 Cent’s two sons.

Marquise Jackson, 27

50 Cent’s older son Marquise was born in October 1996 to the rapper and his then-girlfriend Tompkins. The “In Da Club” singer and Tompkins had dated on and off throughout the ’90s before eventually splitting. The exes had an extended custody battle over Marquise and didn’t reach an official arrangement until October 2008. During the custody fight, 50 Cent told MTV in the summer of 2008 that his relationship with his son was “changing because he and his mom aren’t friends anymore.” The artist added, “There’s different channels I have to go through. He has lawyers appointed to him through the court. So I have to talk to his lawyer to get things situated for me to actually get him.

The relationship between my wallet and his mom has changed. When people have expensive habits, it’s a hell of a transition for them when that money is not there anymore. She said all kinds of things about me I never would expect.” In the official custody agreement, 50 Cent received visitation rights and was allowed to see Marquise one weekend every month and to share holidays and vacations with Tompkins. However, a source told PEOPLE in 2018 that while the rapper supported his son until he turned 18, 50 Cent has been “estranged from his son for many years.

Sire Jackson, 11

50 Cent’s second son, Sire, was born in September 2012. He shares Sire with his ex-girlfriend Joy. The rapper and his younger son seemingly enjoy a close relationship. On Father’s Day in 2019, 50 Cent shared a photo of himself cuddling with Sire on Facebook, writing, “My little man is my buddy, whenever he thinks something not going right he goes 😟🤷🏽‍♂️ ‘can you please just call my dad.’ LOL.” Ahead of Christmas that year, the “Candy Shop” artist treated Sire to a shopping spree at a Toys ‘R’ Us store that he had shut down. Joy shared photos from the father-son outing on Sire’s Instagram page, which she runs.

When I asked my Dad for the ‘WHOLE Toys R Us Store’ for Christmas I didn’t think he would actually do it, but he did 😱🤩❤️ Thank you Daddy! Best Christmas Ever! 😱🙏🏽 🎄 🎁,” read the post. 50 Cent and Sire have walked the red carpet together, too. In January 2023, Sire joined his father at the season 2 premiere of BMF. The father-son duo coordinated with matching suits and ties for the outing in Los Angeles.

50 Cent has remained fairly private about his relationship with Jamira Haines (also known as Cuban Link). The rapper (born Curtis Jackson) and the fitness trainer made their red carpet debut at the season 6 premiere of his television series Power. In the years since, they’ve continued to make public appearances together and share the occasional rare glimpse into their relationship on social media. While they rarely speak about their relationship publicly, the “In Da Club” singer did describe his girlfriend to PEOPLE as “cool” and said she “has her own ideas and her own direction,” shortly after they made their debut as a couple. So, who is 50 Cent’s girlfriend? Here is everything to know about Jamira “Cuban Link” Haines.