50 Cent has pleaded not guilty to domestic violence charges, E! News confirms.
The Get Rich or Die Tryin' MC entered the plea in person during an arraignment Monday in Van Nuys Superior Court stemming from allegations he allegedly attacked his ex-girlfriend at her Toluca Lake, Calif., condo on June 23.
An L.A. judge also handed 50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, a protective order barring him from coming within 100 yards from the model. The 37-year-old hip-hopster was also ordered not to have any contact with her and must turn over to authorities any weapons in his possession or sell them to a federally licensed firearms dealer.
According to LAPD, 50 Cent and the alleged victim got into a nasty spat that escalated when Fiddy kicked down a bedroom door where she had locked herself inside and then kicked her, causing an unspecified injury.
He then allegedly went on a tear throughout the residence, destroying $7,000 worth of property including furniture, chandeliers, a TV set and table lamp along with ransacking a bedroom closet.
By the time cops showed up, 50 Cent had already left the premises. He was subsequently charged by the L.A. City Attorney's Office with misdemeanor domestic violence along with four counts of vandalism.
If convicted of the charges, the rapper-actor could face up to five years in jail and $46,000 in fines.
A rep for 50 Cent was unavailable for comment but previously denied the allegations on his behalf, noting Jackson was never arrested nor was there a warrant for his arrest.
And shortly after his court appearance today, the hit-maker may have perhaps alluded to his legal troubles when he posted a picture to Instagram of a pair of sneakers with the caption, "Step into my shoes and walk the life I'm living and if you get as far as I am, just maybe you will see how strong I really am."
No doubt, he'll need to gather his strength for the next court date, which he'll be required to attend on Sept. 4.