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50 Cent pleads not guilty

06 August 2013, 07:00

Los Angeles - Rapper 50 Cent stood silently before a judge on Monday as his attorney entered his plea of not guilty to domestic violence and vandalism charges involving an ex-girlfriend who is the mother of his child.

The performer, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, was told to stay away from Daphne Narvarez and forbid him from contacting her by phone or email.

He also was told not to possess any weapons.

The 37-year-old In Da Club singer was ordered to return to court on 4 September for a pretrial hearing.

Narvarez says Jackson trashed her California condo and kicked her during an argument on 23 June. Police said property worth $7 100 (R70 000) was destroyed. She said she locked herself in a bedroom but Jackson kicked open the bedroom door and kicked her, causing injury.

Outside court, defense attorney Scott Leemon said his client denies the allegations.

50 Cent not on the scene

Police said Jackson was gone when they arrived, and they saw broken items including chandeliers, furniture and a television.

Narvarez said she had a three-year relationship with Jackson.

He was charged with domestic violence and four counts of vandalism. If convicted, he could face up to five years behind bars and $46 000 (R452 000) in fines.

The rapper has referenced drug dealing and violence in songs and is known for having survived nine gunshots in an attempted assassination.

Jackson also has worked as an actor. He starred in an autobiographical account of his life as a drug dealer in Get Rich or Die Tryin.

- AP


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