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Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson is tweeting his response to media reports that have linked him to a domestic dispute with his former girlfriend and child's mother, Daphne Joy.
Jackson, the 37-year-old rap mogul, made headlines recently when he was accused of assaulting Joy and ransacking her residence following an argument in her Los Angeles home last month. Publications like TMZ and CNN reported allegations against Jackson, claiming that the rapper kicked Joy before breaking things in her home resulting in $7,100 worth of damage.
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer told People magazine that Jackson was charged with one misdemeanor count of domestic violence and four misdemeanor counts of vandalism.
"During an argument, Jackson allegedly began destroying the female's property," the city prosecutor's office said in a written statement. "Allegedly when the female locked herself in her bedroom, Jackson kicked open the bedroom door and kicked her, causing an injury."
However, Jackson took to Twitter to respond to the situation seemingly unfazed.
"Man if I go to jail I'm taking my fish with me," Jackson tweeted along with a number of lighthearted messages. "Ok I'm not in jail but if I go I'm taking this piano with me."
Joy is being represented by Jim Yeager, a spokesman for the Los Angeles law firm of Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers.
"Daphne Joy and Curtis Jackson have been together for a few years in an exclusive relationship," said a statement by the law firm, according to CNN. "They had a child and now Daphne's number one priority is to ensure both her and the baby's safety during this difficult time. We also hope everyone will respect her and the baby's privacy."
However, Jackson's attorney Scott Leemon denies the claims.
"Curtis Jackson denies these allegations as made against him. It is important to note, Mr. Jackson has not been arrested and there is no warrant outstanding for his arrest," the rapper's attorney Scott Leemon said in a statement. "We have been in contact with the LA City Attorney's Office and are currently conducting our own investigation into these allegations. Out of respect for the legal process, we will not be commenting any further at this time."
If found guilty, Jackson could face a maximum sentence of $46,000 in fines and five years in jail. The rapper's arraignment is July 22.