As soon as the news broke that 50 Cent was facing domestic violence charges, the star rapper denied the allegations and as expected he plead not guilty when he appeared in Los Angeles court on Monday (August 5).
Fif appeared in court, dressed in a dark-colored suit alongside his attorney Scott Leemon, who delivered the not guilty plea on the rapper's behalf. In fact, 50 didn't say a word in the almost four-minute video which was posted to TMZ earlier Monday.
Judge Bernard Kamins told the rapper that he must adhere to a criminal protective order which prohibits him from coming within 100 yards from the defendant Daphne Joy, who has been reported as the mother of 50's second child — a child that he hasn't publicly acknowledged. Fif was also ordered to surrender any firearms that he may own. TMZ also posted video where 50 was served with more court documents. The issuer said the papers were related to "custody" along with the incident.
The "Candy Shop" MC was hit with the domestic violence charge on July 3 after Joy alleged that 50 kicked her and destroyed property in her Toluca Lake, California, condo on June 23. First the rapper took to Twitter dismissing the claims "look billy jean your not my lover," he wrote.
When police arrived on the scene, 50 was not present but they did find broken chandeliers and furniture and clothes strewn all over the floor, along with a broken TV and lamp. The damage was estimated at $7,100.
On July 5, his attorney issued a statement to MTV News declaring Fif's innocence. "Curtis Jackson denies these allegations as made against him," Leemon said. If 50 is found guilty of these charges, he will face up to five years in jail and $46,000 in fines, he is due back in court on September 4.