50 Cent told to keep house

2008-06-11 09:33

New York - A judge has told rapper 50 Cent he may not get rid of the Long Island property where a $2.4m house was destroyed by fire last month.

State Supreme Court Justice Carol Edmead also ordered him Tuesday to put insurance proceeds in a trust account pending the outcome of his dispute with his ex-girlfriend, Shaniqua Tompkins.

Tompkins says the rapper 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.

A suspicious fire destroyed the house May 30. The rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, did not live there.

The rapper has been nominated for 13 Grammys, including one for the album Get Rich or Die Tryin'.