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    50 Cent Accused of Attacking Ex-Girlfriend, Charged With Domestic Violence

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    50 Cent lost his temper in a big way last month, according to prosecutors. 

    The 37-year-old rapper has been charged with domestic violence and four counts of vandalism for allegedly attacking his ex-girlfriend at her condo in Toluca Lake, Calif.

    According to the L.A. City Attorney's Office, police responded to a call from the residence on June 23 when Fiddy, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, had been arguing with the alleged victim and started to take his anger out on her property.

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    Per the LAPD, his ex locked herself in the bedroom, after which he kicked down the door and kicked her, causing an unspecified injury.

    Authorities allege that the Get Rich or Die Tryin' rapper caused $7,100 in property damage, with officers observing broken furniture and chandeliers throughout the condo, a broken TV, a broken lamp and a ransacked bedroom closet.

    50 Cent had already left by the time police arrived. He's due to be arraigned July 22 in Van Nuys Superior Court and is facing up to five years in jail and $46,000 in fines if convicted on all five counts.

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    "Regardless of perceived celebrity or notoriety, domestic violence is a serious crime and alleged perpetrators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law by this office," City Attorney Mike Feuer said in a statement. "We will continue to look out for the safety of all victims of domestic violence and seek justice for the alleged crimes." 

    The City Attorney's Office says that the woman, whose identity is not being released because this is a domestic-violence case, was previously in a three-year relationship with Fiddy and they have a child together.

    Despite the hard-core rep he built a name on earlier in his rap career, 50 Cent has stayed out of trouble for some time. His last run-in with the law appears to have been a traffic stop in 2006.

    A rep for the hip-hop star hasn't yet responded to a request for comment.

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