Rapper 50 Cent pleads no contest to vandalism

Rapper 50 Cent has been sentenced to three years of probation after pleading no contest to vandalism in a case filed after an alleged fight with his ex-girlfriend earlier this year.

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2013 file photo, actor Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson attends the premiere of "Escape Plan" at the Regal E-Walk, in New York. The rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, was placed on three years of informal probation and ordered to take domestic violence classes after pleading no contest to vandalism in Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. Jackson had been charged with wrecking his ex-girlfriend's condo and kicking her during a June 2013 argument. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper 50 Cent has been sentenced to three years of probation after pleading no contest to vandalism in a case filed after an alleged fight with his ex-girlfriend earlier this year.

Los Angeles City Attorney's spokesman Frank Mateljan (mah-tell-JIN') says the rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, was ordered on Monday to pay $7,100 in restitution and take year of domestic violence classes.

Jackson had previously pleaded not guilty to destroying items in his ex-girlfriend's condo during a June argument. The woman had accused Jackson of breaking down a door and kicking her, but the domestic violence charge was dropped Monday.

Mateljan says the rapper must comply with a restraining order.

Attorney Scott Leemon said Jackson is pleased the case is resolved and the domestic violence charge was dropped.

Associated Press
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