Posted by Bossip Staff
A judge has ruled in favor of No Cent – this time:
Rapper 50 Cent can keep using his lawyer Brett Kimmel after beating a bid from ex-girlfriend Shaniqua Tompkins to have him thrown off the case. Tompkins – who the star is battling over a home he owns, and she lived in until it was burned down earlier this year – claimed Kimmel had a conflict of interest, because she attempted to hire him to represent her during her child support battle with 50 Cent three years ago.
But Kimmel and the rapper – who has an eleven year old son, Marquis, with Tompkins – successfully argued the two cases are unrelated and that Kimmel never had an attorney-client relationship with her. New York judge Carol Edmead has thrown out the bid. 50 Cent is attempting to overturn a court decision to freeze insurance money on the New York house.
Unlike the Simmons’, this is one couple who doesn’t seem to mind exposing their son to the full brunt of their insanity. Bugsy ought to break Shaniqua off properly and cease with all this damned drama already.
Update: According to OK Magazine No Cents is trying to get custody of young Marquis:
“I’m going to try and get him when I go to court on the 17th,” he [said]. “I’ll see if I can get him.”
The judge’s ruling is under the hood.
A Long Island judge granted  an unrestricted visit from August 3-12 with Marquise, his son with Shaniqua Tompkins. We’re told that both parties had to submit to drug tests at the courthouse before the judge would talk visits, and 50 was clean. Shaniqua tested positive … for cough meds.
Our spies tell us that Shaniqua claimed in court that 50 is keeping her from using her Land Rover SUV by keeping guards at the site of the house that was engulfed by flames last month. He denies that’s the case. Baby mama drama continues on September 15.