50 Cent replaces Chris Brown as headliner of J Cole’s Dreamville music festival… after DENYING his ex Daphne Joy’s shock rape allegation

50 Cent has replaced Chris Brown as the co-headlining act for day one of J Cole’s Dreamville Music Festival in North Carolina.

Brown was originally scheduled to headline Saturday with SZA, but pulled out of the festival for reasons he has not disclosed.

Dreamville announced this Monday that 50 Cent has been enlisted to fill in for Brown, whose withdrawal was attributed only to ‘unforeseen circumstances.’

J Cole, who grew up in North Carolina and founded the Dreamville festival there, will be the headline act for its second night on Sunday.

50 Cent has replaced Chris Brown as the co-headlining act for day one of J Cole's Dreamville Music Festival in North Carolina; pictured last month at Madison Square Garden

Nicki Minaj, Lil Yachty, Sexxy Red, Jeezy, Chase Shakur, Schoolboy Q and Jeremih are also on the lineup for the two-day event.

50 Cent has replaced Chris Brown as the co-headlining act for day one of J Cole’s Dreamville Music Festival in North Carolina; pictured last month at Madison Square Garden

Brown, pictured last May in Las Vegas, was originally scheduled to headline Saturday with SZA , but pulled out of the festival for reasons he has not disclosed

50 Cent’s performance comes after his ex Daphne Joy accused him of rape, physical abuse, and of being an absent father to their 11-year-old son Sire.

Joy made the allegations in a statement she posted to Instagram on March 28 – but the rapper has denied her accusations in a statement obtained by DailyMail.com.

The serious claim was dropped mere days after 50 Cent publicly mocked rival Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs following the double raid on his estates, which occurred in the context of a sex trafficking investigation into the mogul.

Fueling 50 Cent’s anger was likely the revelation that Joy was identified as the ‘sex worker’ mentioned in the bombshell lawsuit filed against Diddy by an ex-employee – Joy has adamantly denied the accusation, calling it ‘character assassination.’

50 Cent replaces Chris Brown as headliner of J Cole's Dreamville music  festival... after DENYING his ex Daphne Joy's shock rape allegation | Daily  Mail Online

Joy dropped the rape claim amid news that 50 Cent is seeking sole custody of their pre-teen son.

In text written over a black background on Instagram, Joy slammed her ex: ‘Let’s put the real focus on your true evil actions of raping me and physically abusing me. You are no longer my oppressor and my God will handle you from this point on. You have permanently damaged the last hope I had for you as a father.’

‘Curtis James Jackson,’ she began, addressing him by his full name. ‘Everything is a joke to you until our safety is compromised, which is happening now. You are wreaking real havoc, frenzy, and chaos onto people’s lives. How would u feel if Sire was the one in handcuffs? For nothing,’ she wrote.

‘We moved to New York to give you the opportunity to be a father to your son and you saw him 10 times out of the 2 years that we lived 1 mile away from you. I am tired of upholding and protecting an image to our son that you have never even earned,’ wrote scorned mother of his child.

Daphne Joy has accused her ex-boyfriend 50 Cent of rape, physical abuse, and of being an absent father to their 11-year-old son Sire (pictured with son Sire)

Joy made shock claims about 50 Cent – which he denied

Joy and Diddy in Miami Beach. 50 Cent is going after the mother of his child who was identified as the ‘sex worker’ in the bombshell lawsuit dropped against Diddy

‘Let’s put the real focus on your true evil actions of raping me and physically abusing me. You are no longer my oppressor and my God will handle you from this point on. You have permanently damaged the last hope I had for you as a father to preserve our family with these last and final false claims made against me. You have broken our hearts for the last and final time.’

Jackson’s representative released a statement on his behalf with DailyMail.com, denying the accusations: ‘The disturbing allegations in the sworn pleadings recently filed in a court case related to Daphne Joy the mother of my twelve year old child, has required me to take all necessary legal actions to protect my son Sire.’

Sire is 11 years old, not 12, as his father labels him in a statement.

‘The most recent false and baseless accusations by Daphne Joy are clearly in response to my decision to seek sole custody of my son. My son Sire is my main priority and keeping him in a safe environment is my only focus at this time,’ he said.

In an Instagram post he put up Thursday evening, 50 Cent wrote to his ex, seemingly as a response to her words: ‘You moved a mile away in hopes of having another baby with me but I was busy. So you moved back and then you started receiving money from Brother Love. Now here we are, little sex worker.’

50 Cent is ‘seeking sole custody’ of his and ex Daphne Joy’s son after she was named as the ‘sex worker’ named in a $30m lawsuit against Diddy, which alleges the latter paid a monthly fee for sexual services to her.

Joy, 37, dated 50 Cent, 48, between 2011 and 2012 and shares son Sire, 11, with him.

A source told USWeekly on Thursday: ‘Given the latest developments and news of Daphne Joy’s involvement in the Diddy lawsuit, 50 is going for sole custody of his son.’

DailyMail.com has contacted representatives for 50 Cent and Joy for comment.

A look at Diddy’s Miami home after raid by authorities

Now-public enemies Diddy (left) and 50 Cent (right) pose together at a pre-Grammy Awards party 20 years ago

Following her accusation going live on Thursday, 50 Cent posted a derogatory statement about the social media star on Instagram

Sean ‘ Diddy ‘ Combs says he’s the victim of a ‘witch hunt’ and bemoans ‘military-level force’ used against him as he finally spoke out following the Monday double raid on his estates

Joy shared a cryptic social media post amid the legal drama on Wednesday – posting a scenic snap hiking, captioned: ‘Thank you God for your love.’

The social media star was also seen working out in the gym as the drama unfolded.

This comes after 50 Cent responded to bombshell claims the mother of his son is the ‘sex worker’ named.

50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, posted on X, formerly Twitter, on Wednesday, writing: ‘I didn’t know you was a sex worker [side eye emoji] you little sex worker. LOL [laughing emoji] Yo this s**t is a movie’.

The rapper of ‘In Da Club’ and ‘P.I.M.P.’ fame followed the post with a link to his merch store and two pictures of him smoking a large cigar, holding an umbrella in front of a Cadillac SUV.

Joy was this week named in a lawsuit brought against fellow artist Diddy by an alleged victim of sexual abuse amid a slew of damning allegations made in recent months.

When news broke earlier this week of a ‘military level force’ raid related to a sex trafficking probe on Diddy’s homes, 50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson was the only major music figure to speak out about the shocking development.

Earlier this week, 50 Cent posted on X: ‘Now it’s not Diddy do it, it’s Diddy done they don’t come like that unless they got a case’. The rapper also promised to finance a documentary on the allegations. Diddy has denied all accusations of wrongdoing.

Diddy is currently facing multiple sexual assault lawsuits, including one from producer Rodney ‘Lil Rod’ Jones, one of Diddy’s former record producers.

50 Cent’s ex Daphne Joy posts cryptic message on Instagram

Amid the drama Joy posted a scenic snap hiking, captioned: ‘Thank you God for your love’

50 Cent posted a photo of him smoking with reference to the claims against Joy and Diddy

Philippine-born model Daphne Joy rose to fame with roles in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Setup and TV movie Venice Heat

He filed a lawsuit against the rapper claiming he was ordered to recruit sex workers and have sex with them for the star’s pleasure, and has hundreds of hours of video documenting Diddy’s ‘serious illegal activity’ between 2022 and 2023.

Jones also accuses Daphne Joy, who dated 50 Cent between 2011 and 2012 of being someone who Diddy regularly paid for sex.

The accusations are contained in the 73-page lawsuit, in which Jones claims Diddy also subjected him to a year of groping and ‘constant unsolicited touching of his anus’.

Daphne Joy flaunts figure in green and white patterned romper

A bunch of receipts litter this bed, which is also covered in clothing and bags strewn about during the search

Photos show the results of the ‘witch hunt’ raid at his Miami estate on Monday amid a sex trafficking investigation

After federal agents raiding his homes and being linked to a sex trafficking probe, Diddy’s plane touches down in Miami on March 27, 2024

Diddy and Cassie Ventura attend the premiere of ‘The Perfect Match’ at the Arclight Theatre in Los Angeles on March 7, 2016. Ventura accused Diddy of rape and abuse in November 2023

Daphne Joy, a prominent OnlyFans model, formerly dated 50 Cent and gave birth to their son, Sire, now 11, in September 2012.

Sire won a $700,000 contract to be the face of children’s headphones company Kidz Safe while still a toddler.

When the couple broke up, Joy accused him of being physically abusive, something the singer known as ‘Fiddy’ denied.

The Philippines-born Joy, 37, rose to fame with roles in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Setup and the TV movie Venice Heat.

Since then, 50 Cent has regularly commented on a purported relationship between Diddy and Joy.

The Get Rich or Die Tryin’ star has also been outspoken in his social media commentary on his rival rapper and the surge of lawsuits threatening to destroy the Diddy’s empire.

On Instagram, he shared what appeared to be a promotional image for an ‘original docu series’ entitled ‘Diddy do it?’, promising to finance an expose on the shocking allegations.

‘I can confirm that the untitled Diddy documentary is in development through G-Unit Film and Television with Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson serving as Executive Produce,’ a spokesperson for the rapper and G-Unit Film/TV confirmed in a statement shared with Billboard.

‘Proceeds from this documentary that G-Unit Film & Television receives will go to victims of sexual assault and rape.’

While relations between the two men may have deteriorated since Joy was named in the lawsuit, the pair have repeatedly sniped at each other since Jackson released a track in 2006 claiming that Diddy, real name Sean Combs, knew who shot and killed rap pioneer The Notorious B.I.G. in 1997.

When Diddy stepped down from his TV network Revolt, 50 Cent jokingly offered to buy and take over the media company.

On December 3, 2023, he also shared a bizarre edit with Diddy and R. Kelly’s faces merged together to the disgraced musician’s 1998 song Did You Ever Think.

Following that post, he commented in a post with a screenshot of a New York Times article questioning if Combs would survive the current wave of accusations.

‘No he will be fine,’ he wrote, according to XXL Magazine. ‘He has so much money, when his corporate partners pull out. He will just reach in his pockets and make it happen. You saw how fast he paid Cassie. He’s a real Billionaire, he has f*** you money guys, so f*** you!’

Daphne Joy covers up, glistening in black bikini on Miami beach

Rodney Jones claimed Combs subjected him to a year of groping and ‘constant unsolicited touching of his anus’

50 Cent earlier promised to finance a documentary on the shocking allegations facing Diddy

Rap icons Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and 50 Cent before their friendship exploded into rivalry

But a bombshell $30 million lawsuit by Rodney Jones, a former producer for Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs claims that Combs paid Joy a stipend for her sexual services

This week, Combs’ homes were raided, pictures exclusively obtained by DailyMail.com showing several disheveled rooms, bedrooms turned over and drawers rifled through, as the rapper faces multiple allegations accusing him of sexual and physical abuse.

Upon walking toward the entrance, a massive gate was seen clearly broken and off its hinges with several holes in the door and breaks in the concrete.

Photos show multiple doorframes that appear to have been damaged and several bedrooms left a mess with everything from clothing and receipts lying around.

Other video shows how thoroughly the mogul’s laptops and other devices have been gone through, before showing unsettled kitchen appliances.

Two officials told AP the raids were part of an ongoing sex-trafficking investigation. They spoke on condition of anonymity and were not authorized to publicly discuss details of the investigation.

A source also told NBC three women and a man had been interviewed by federal officials in Manhattan over allegations of sex trafficking, sexual assault, and the solicitation and distribution of illegal narcotics and firearms.

Interviews with three other subjects are also scheduled, the source claimed.

A man accused of being Diddy’s drug mule was also arrested on Monday as authorities raided the mansions.

Brendan Paul, 25, was arrested by Miami-Dade Police, alongside Homeland Security agents, at Opa-Locka Airport in Miami about 4:30 p.m. on Monday while authorities raided Diddy’s mansions.

A lawyer representing a woman accusing Diddy of rape in the 1990s said of the raid: ‘Hopefully, this is the beginning of a process that will hold Mr Combs responsible for his depraved conduct.’

Tyrone Blackburn, an attorney for accusers Rodney Jones Jr. and Liza Gardner, greeted the news in a statement to Rolling Stone.

‘It’s about damn time,’ Blackburn said. ‘Sometimes justice delayed is not justice denied, so long as justice ultimately arrives.’

Aaron Dyer, an attorney for the rapper, broke Combs’ silence just over 24 hours after the Homeland Security investigation with a statement to DailyMail.com.

‘Yesterday, there was a gross overuse of military-level force as search warrants were executed at Mr. Combs’ residences.

‘There is no excuse for the excessive show of force and hostility exhibited by authorities or the way his children and employees were treated,’ Dyer said.

‘Mr. Combs was never detained but spoke to and cooperated with authorities,’ he added.

‘Despite media speculation, neither Mr. Combs nor any of his family members have been arrested nor has their ability to travel been restricted in any way.’

‘This unprecedented ambush — paired with an advanced, coordinated media presence — leads to a premature rush to judgment of Mr. Combs and is nothing more than a witch hunt based on meritless accusations made in civil lawsuits,’ Dyer continued.

The Only Fans model has more than two million followers on her Instagram page

Her modelling work has taken to her to glamorous shoot locations across the world

Sire was born in September 2012, winning a $700,000 contract to be the face of children’s headphones company Kidz Safe, while still a toddler

The rapper shared an article on Instagram about Diddy’s houses in Los Angeles and Miami being surrounded by Homeland Security agents and said that ‘they don’t come like that unless they got a case’

Four women, including Diddy’s long-term girlfriend, filed shocking lawsuits against the rapper late last year, accusing him of abuse and sexual assault.

The rapper, who earned a fortune through music as producer and artist with the Bad Boy Entertainment record label, was accused of rape, sex-trafficking a minor, assault and a slew of additional alleged abuses.

Ex girlfriend Cassie Ventura accused him of rape and forcing her to have sex with male prostitutes in front of him. She also accused him of repeated physical abuses.

Combs denied the allegations and settled the suit.

In November, Joi Dickerson-Neal accused Combs of drugging and raping her in 1991, recording the abuse and sharing it without permission.

Liza Gardner then filed a third suit in late November 2023, also accusing him of sexual and physical abuse.

According to a lawsuit obtained by AP, the alleged incidents also occurred in the early 1990s.

Gardner said she was coerced into having sex and then pinned down by R&B singer Aaron Hall and forced to have sex with him too.

Her friend was also allegedly coerced into having sex with Combs and Hall.

The suit alleged Combs later went to the women’s home to discourage them from reporting what happened.

Combs then allegedly choked one of the women until she passed out.

In a shocking fourth suit, reported first in early December, Combs was accused of assaulting an anonymous fourth victim when she was a 17-year-old high school student in 2003.

The woman was allegedly ‘sex trafficked’ and ‘gang raped’ by Combs, who was 34 at the time, and Harve Pierre, then-president of his record label.

In harrowing detail, she described in her suit how Combs allegedly demanded that she pinch his nipples throughout the attack to help him ‘get off,’ before pulling up a chair to watch her being raped and choked by his associates.

She says she suffered in silence for 20 years until the R&B singer Cassie sued Combs, her former mentor and ex-boyfriend, for allegedly subjecting her to savage beatings, drug-addled hotel orgies and rape.

Music producer Rodney ‘Lil Rod’ Jones Jr., who worked with Combs on ‘The Love Album: Off the Grid,’ is also among his accusers.

He filed a lawsuit against the rapper claiming he was ordered to recruit sex workers and have sex with them for the star’s pleasure, and has hundreds of hours of video documenting Combs’s ‘serious illegal activity’.

Jones filed a bombshell lawsuit against Diddy and claimed that his ‘affiliation’ to Prince Harry and other stars gave him and his associates ‘legitimacy’, MailOnline revealed this week.

The court documents filed in the US last month do not suggest any wrongdoing on Prince Harry’s part. He is not a defendant and is named once in the 73-page document. MailOnline has asked the Duke of Sussex to comment.

Lil Rod’s lawyers claim guests were drawn to Diddy’s alleged sex-trafficking parties because of his ‘access to celebrities such as famous athletes, political figures, artists, musicians, and international dignitaries like British Royal, Prince Harry’, court documents filed in New York say.

Prince William and Prince Harry met P Diddy and Kanye West at a post-concert party the Princes hosted to thank all who took part in the ‘Concert for Diana’ at Wembley Stadium’ in 2007. However, the Prince of Wales is not named in the court documents. It is not known how many times Harry has met the rapper since then, if at all.

Homeland Security makes arrests after raiding Diddy’s home in LA

Diddy was nowhere to be seen as federal agents combed through his properties on Monday afternoon

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A swarm of Homeland Security Investigations agents descended on the hip hop mogul’s homes in Los Angeles and Miami as part of an ongoing sex trafficking investigation

Agents seen at Diddy’s Miami property as hip-hop mogul’s homes raided

Jones claims that underage girls and sex workers were guests at the star’s house parties and that he saw the star drug their drinks.

And he says he himself was drugged in February last year before waking up naked, dizzy and confused in bed with Combs and two sex workers, and fearing he may have been raped.

Four of Combs’ staff were tasked with paying most the sex workers in cash, but in one explosive passage Jones claims that ‘Yung Miami, Jade, and Daphne Joy were paid a monthly fee to work as Mr Combs’ sex workers and received payment via wire transfer.’

Combs has denied all the allegations against him, saying ‘enough is enough’.

‘Let me be absolutely clear: I did not do any of the awful things being alleged. I will fight for my name, my family and for the truth,’ said in a statement in December.

And his lawyers have been scathing about Jones’s $30 million lawsuit targeting Combs, his son Justin, record boss Ethiopia Habtemariam, and the record labels they worked for.

Attorney, Shawn Holley, dismissed ‘Lil Rod’ as ‘nothing more than a liar’, who is in it for the money.

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