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50 Cent’s baby mama has asked a court to up her child support for the couple’s teen son, arguing that she needs more money to help pay for the kid’s college tuition.
Shaniqua Tompkins has asked a judge in New York Family Court to “modify” her current $6,700 a month payments for Marquise, 19, because she needs the extra money to send him to school among other things, her lawyer, John Katsandonis confirmed to BOSSIP.
“The case is ongoing,” he told us. “There’s an issue of him paying for his child’s education.”
Katsandonis said there were other reasons why Tompkins asked for more support, but he declined to discuss them because the issue is still in court.
“There is a basis – a reason – for the petition,” he said. “It’s in litigation at the moment. Hopefully he will continue to provide for his son and be a good parent.”
Although some child support agreements mandate payments until age 18, 50 Cent is responsible for the support until his son turns 21, according to New York state law.