50 Cent’s son Marquise Jackson claims Pop Smoke was better than his father
29 July 2020, 16:21 | Updated: 29 July 2020, 17:57
Marquise Jackson has replaced his father, 50 Cent, with late rapper Pop Smoke, in his 'Top 5 rappers' list.
The 45-year-old rapper and his son Marquise, 22, have hand tumultuous relationship throughout the years to say the least. The pair have both taken to social media to diss each other in the past.
In 2018, 50 Cent made it clear that he has cut all ties with his son, while posting his other son Sire, 7.
Taking to Instagram, 50 Cent responded to a fans comment, stating “I only have one son. I was mentoring the other little guy", referring to Marquise.
A few months ago, 50 Cent said he'd go as far as picking rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine over Marquise, to which he responded to on his Instagram story.
It seemed as though things had settled between them when Marquise put his father in his list of the Top 5 rappers of all-time. However, the sweet moment was short lived.
During a recent Instagram Live session, Marquise revealed that his father is no longer in his top 5 rappers list.
Infact, he has picked none other than the late rapper Pop Smoke to take 50's place, despite 50 Cent being his protege. Fif and Pop Smoke grew close before the 20-year-old rapper passed away.
50 Cent also executive produced Pop Smoke's posthumous album Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon.
Responding to claims that Pop Smoke is a better artist than 50 Cent, Marquise explained his reasoning behind his list replacement,
"I told n***as I was replacing 50 in my top 5 for Pop Smoke," he said. "He had both. He could do what 50 do, he sounds like him, and he has melody."
The man who is on the live with Marquis argues that 50 Cent also has melody, which he's proven on many of his songs. The man also added that Fif he would have been "the better Pop" if he broke out during this era.
Marquise is 50 Cent eldest son. The pair had a great father-son relationship until things became rocky between his mother Shaniqua Tompkins, and 50 Cent.
During the legal battles the pair had in 2008, 50 Cent spoke to MTV News about how his feud with the mother affected his relationship with Marquise.
In the interview, 50 Cent said “My relationship with my son is changing because he and his mom aren’t friends anymore.”
Jackson had reportedly started to refuse seeing his father in 2012.