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Rapper on domestic violence charge

Rapper and actor 50 Cent faces is facing charges that he attacked his ex-girlfriend and trashed her apartment.

The 38-year-old, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, is due in court in Los Angeles.

If convicted, the In Da Club singer faces up to five years in jail and 46,000 US dollars (£30,000) in fines.

The woman told police that during an argument on June 23, Jackson began destroying property at her Toluca Lake condominium before she locked herself in a bedroom. She says Jackson kicked open the bedroom door and then kicked her, causing injury.

Police estimated damage to the home at about 7,100 US dollars (£4,650).

The woman told police she had been in a three-year relationship and has a baby with Jackson who has referenced drug dealing and violence in many songs.

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