50 Cent Cleared in Mansion Fire
Many eyebrows were raised when rapper 50 Cent's $1.4 million dollar Long Island, NY, estate was set on fire in May 2008. The incident occurred around the same time he was in the process of having the mother of his child and ex-girlfriend Shaniqua Tompkins, who also has sole custody of their son Marquis, evicted from the home.
Initially 50 Cent, who's real name is Curtis Jackson, denied having anything to do with the fire and reports are now surfacing one year later that authorities also believe the rap star was not involved.
50's website, thisis50.com states, "The police department and insurance investigators rules that there is absolutely no proof or evidence suggesting that Curtis Jackson or any affiliated parties were involved. Curtis Jackson has just been cleared of all the accusations. The investigation will continue until the guilty party is found."
In related news, 50's new album 'Before I Self Destruct' is expected to be released in June.