Judge tells 50 Cent to hold on to property


NEW YORK -- A judge has told rapper 50 Cent he may not dispose of the Long Island property where a $2.4 million house was destroyed by fire in May.

State Supreme Court Justice Carol Edmead has also ordered 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, to put insurance proceeds in a trust account pending the outcome of his dispute with ex-girlfriend Shaniqua Tompkins.

Tompkins says Jackson promised her a house a decade ago, but had recently wanted to evict her and their 10-year-old son, Marquise, from the house in Dix Hills, N.Y.

The house in the Long Island neighborhood of Dix Hills was destroyed by a suspicious fire on May 30.

Tompkins, Marquise and four others were treated for smoke inhalation.