An associate to rapper 50 Cent has reportedly been accused of taking part in the 2008 burning of a Long Island home occupied by the G-Unit head’s ex-girlfriend.
According to testimony from associate Dwayne McKenzie’s ex-lover regarding physical abuse, the employee allegedly spoke on destroying the home.
Shana Chin said she was dating Dwayne McKenzie, an assistant to the rapper who lives at the multi-million-dollar mansion. She testified that McKenzie often carried a gun and had talked of torching a house that belonged to the rapper’s ex girlfriend. McKenzie’s attorney painted the 24-year-old Chin, who is suing McKenzie for damages and medical bills, as a greedy, fame-hungry woman out for money and the chance to meet rap stars. He said she fabricated the story about the assault after her relationship went south. (Republican American)
The associate was arrested last August for assault on the woman in 50’s Connecticut mansion.
The woman alleged that at some point in the fight, McKenzie held her to the ground and she was able to pepper spray her assailants. McKenzie and the 29-year-old victim were not dating, police said. McKenzie was taken into custody Thursday afternoon after New Britain police pulled him over in his 2006 BMW for not wearing a seat belt. He was issued a verbal warning and held for Farmington police. McKenzie was also charged with first-degree unlawful restraint. (New Britain Herald)
The rapper’s Long Island home was burned down in May 2008.
The Dix Hills home owned by 50 Cent that was gutted by a suspicious fire is at the center of a contentious legal battle between the rapper and his former girlfriend. The early morning blaze destroyed the 5,200-square-foot home at Sandra Drive within minutes. Six people who were inside, including the rapper’s ex-girlfriend, Shaniqua Tompkins, and the former couple’s son, Marquise, 11, were treated for minor injuries. (Newsday)
G-Unit rival Rick Ross also accused 50 of having a part in the home’s destruction on his diss track, “Mafia Music.”
“I’m stepping on your crew ’til the motherf*ckers crunch,” he rapped, “And making sweet love to every woman that you lust/I love to pay your bills, can’t wait to pay your rent/Curtis Jacksonbaby mama ain’t looking for a cent/Burn the house down, gotta buy another/Don’t forget the gas can, jealous motherf*cker…”