Shaniqua Tompkins has made headlines several times thanks to her tumultuous relationship with rapper 50 Cent. Here’s all we know about her.
The relationship between 50 Cent and his estranged baby mama, Shaniqua Tompkins, has been referred to as toxic on several occasions due to their frequent spats, which are almost always public.
Who Is Shaniqua Tompkins?
Shaniqua Tompkins is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, businesswoman, and popular media personality. She is the ex-girlfriend and baby mama of the famous rapper, actor, and businessman Curtis James Jackson III, aka 50 Cent.
Shaniqua was born on September 17, 1975, in Queens, New York City, and is 48 years old as of 2023. Being born in the lesser parts of Queens meant she had to grow up in the streets. Also, she had to fend for herself and build herself from the Queen’s slumps to the wealthy life she enjoys now.
Similarly, in Queens, 50 Cent grew up in the South Jamaica streets (popularly referred to as South Side Jamaica by rappers and street members) before making it big as a rapper. It is unknown if Shaniqua attended any schools or has an educational background, as she has never mentioned that topic in interviews.
Since they resided in the same neighborhood, Shaniqua and 50 Cent met and started dating some years before he blew up. She capitalized on the popularity of her relationship with her ex-boyfriend and effectively utilized every opportunity to gain fame, relevance, and money in the entertainment industry.
Due to the regular public feud between the rapper and Shaniqua, her name constantly makes headlines, keeping her relevant over the years. Surprisingly, even as a popular media personality, Shaniqua keeps many details about her life private. There is little information about her family and personal life away from the spotlight.
Her parents’ identities are unknown, but she has revealed that she has a younger sister, Ayanna Laws. Ayanna is 19 years younger than Shaniqua, but the two have a stable and beautiful relationship as sisters.
What Does Shaniqua Tompkins Do?
Shaniqua describes herself as an entrepreneur, philanthropist, mogul, and visionary, as seen on her social media profiles. In 2016, she gained fame in the entertainment industry by hosting a podcast show with Liza Morales, the ex-wife of NBA player Lamar Odom. The show was tagged “2 Queens from Queens.”
Shaniqua also collaborates with rapper Nas’s ex-girlfriend Carmen Bryan on a reality show. The show’s name is undisclosed, but it is said to be filmed in New York and Los Angeles.
Shaniqua Tompkins and 50 Cent’s Relationship
The media personality’s frequent online searches are linked to a tumultuous relationship with 50 Cent. Shaniqua and the “In Da Club” rapper began dating in the 1990s, enjoying a relationship that lasted a few years.
She got pregnant unexpectedly, and they had a son, Marquise Jackson, on October 13, 1997. She also has a daughter, Mia, but she is not 50 Cent’s biological daughter.
After their breakup, the couple’s relationship soured, leading to public disputes. Shaniqua claimed that the rapper was physically abusive to her throughout their relationship. In 2016, she shared a domestic violence report from an altercation she had with him in May on Instagram. She wrote,
“#DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth Women, when you’re in an abusive situation, leave!! I walked away from the Money and Fame and Notoriety of being with a celebrity! No longer willing to accept apologies and excuses.”Shaniqua Tompkins.
“They don’t change. I left, and he beat the second woman he had a baby by. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 3 years probation in California. Walk away!” she continued.
The “Candy Shop” rapper has never been married but has been in several public relationships. Most of his ex-girlfriends and baby mamas have confirmed that he is an abusive partner on several occasions.
Are Shaniqua Tompkins and 50 Cent Still Feuding?
Shaniqua and the rapper’s feud seems like it might never end, as they’re constantly making headlines for their public fights. In 2018, 50 Cent threatened to shut down the production of Shaniqua’s reality TV show in a public Instagram post.
He wrote in the now-deleted post, “Get a f—ing job. I own your life rights. Reality TV is a no-go. l don’t know what to tell you, oh go shake your new fake ass over at Club Angels.”
However, Shaniqua appeared unfazed and clapped back in an exclusive interview with TMZ some days later. “He doesn’t have the power that he claims he has. He’s just mad because I don’t want to be with him, and he knows that I’m the only one who was there from the beginning who can expose who he is. He’s scared, he’s frightened.”
It doesn’t seem like their feud is ending anytime soon, but one can only wonder how much this affects their son, Marquise.