July 4, 2013 9:54

50 Cent charged with domestic violence after attacking ex girlfriend

If convicted, the rapper could face up to five years in prison

50 Cent charged with domestic violence after attacking ex girlfriend

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50 Cent has been charged with attacking his ex girlfriend and trashing her home in Los Angeles.

The 37-year-old rapper and actor – real name Curtis Jackson – was charged with domestic violence and four counts of vandalism according to court papers filed on Monday (July 1), the BBC reports.

50 Cent's representatives have not yet commented, but if convicted he could face up to five years in prison and faces £30,000 in fines.

On June 23, police say they were called to a property in Los Angeles, where they found a woman and a baby. The woman, who said she had been in a relationship with the rapper for three years, told officers that the he had began destroying her property during an argument. She said he kicked open her bedroom door and kicked her.

Police say they found rooms ransacked with clothes strewn about and items including chandeliers, furniture and a television broken. They estimate there was as much as £4,700 damage done to the woman's home.

50 Cent is famous for having survived nine gunshot wounds in an attempted killing. His breakout album, 2003's 'Get Rich or Die Tryin'' was also the title of a semi-autobiographical film about his life, which he starred in.

Curtis Jackson will appear in court on July 22.

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