50 Cent Denies Paternity of 16 year old

A leaked series of text messages between 50 Cent and his son Marquise Jackson show the rap star and mogul asking for a Paternity Test to prove he is the father of 16 year old Marquise Jackson. Sad, but apparently true.
Jared Rosenthal
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A leaked series of text messages between 50 Cent and his son Marquise Jackson show the rap star and mogul asking for a Paternity Test to prove he is the father of 16 year old Marquise Jackson.

Sad, but apparently true.

In the text message rant, laced with vulgarity, and directed at a seemingly caught-off-guard Marquise, 50 tells his kid that his mom slept around. He goes so far as to say he will disown his own son. And here at Health Street, we just have one question for the star: if you weren’t sure of your biological parenthood, why did you wait 16 years to demand a DNA test when you could have done it when the kid wouldn’t have been hurt by it?

Let this be a lesson to all those people who bury their parental insecurities deep. I can guarantee you something – the questions don’t go away. They come back out into the open as soon as there is pain and pressure. And that’s exactly what seems to have happened here. And guess what, the longer you wait (in this case, a decade and a half) the worse it is when you finally speak up. But speak up you will.

I can’t begin to tell you how many clients we have that harbored questions for years, keeping them up at night when things are tough, and going back into hibernation when things are going well. But one day, some day, any day … it pops out of the closet and the Health Street phone rings. The longer you wait, the more troublesome it is. So, my advice to you is this: if you have a doubt, get a legal paternity test. It is absolutely the only 100% way to make those doubts go away. They don’t disappear on their own. Do it for your kid. Don’t let what happened to 50 Cent and his kid happen to you.

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Jared is the Founder of Health Street, the creator of the Who's Your Daddy DNA truck, and the host of VH1's Swab Stories.

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Jared is the Founder of Health Street, the creator of the Who's Your Daddy DNA truck, and the host of VH1's Swab Stories.

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