50 Cent Laughing Straight To The Bank, Child Support Payments Reduced

Image50 Cent was recently awarded after his year-long dispute with former girlfriend Shaniqua Tomkins has been settled with a major reduction in child support.

According to the New York Post, 50, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, learned this Monday (Feb. 11) that he will no longer have to pay ex-girlfriend Tomkins $25,000 a month to care for their 10-year-old son Marquis. Instead 50 will now be required to pay $6,700 per month, a significant reduction for the rapper.

50 filed with Suffolk County Family Court a year ago to create an official child support arrangement because Tomkins financial demands were getting out of hand.

In April, a Suffolk County judge awarded Tomkins $25,000 a month ($10,000 a month in child support and $15,000 for expenses), approximately half of the $50,000 a month she'd requested, while the court reviewed expenses for her and 50's son.

With the review complete, the court's decision was handed down this week.

"My client and I are very happy with the ruling," 50's lawyer, Brett Kimmel was quoted by the NY Post.