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Yesterday, May 19, Marquise Jackson celebrated a lifetime achievement by graduating high school (at the age of sixteen at that) without the physical support and presence of his rapper daddy, 50 Cent.

After being the victim of much online scrutiny, Fiddy is allegedly breaking his silence through his PR posse and claims that his baby mother shielded knowledge of the entire event from him.

Via TMZ:

50 Cent didn’t abandon his son on high school graduation day — despite an emotional Facebook post from the kid — instead 50 claims he was intentionally blocked from attending by his son’s mother … at least that’s what 50 is telling friends.

Sources close to the rapper tell TMZ, Fiddy is extremely hurt and upset by the photo his son Marquise Jackson posted on Facebook Sunday crying in his cap and gown while hugging his mother.

Marquise wrote, “Yea I broke down. I was really excited to see my pops at my graduation but he never showed up smh. My sister and mama is always there for me just know that you wasn’t. I did it without you.”

But 50 disagrees … telling friends he was never told when or where the graduation ceremony was, or he would have been there. FYI, the ceremony was at Marquise’s private school in ATL (the same school 50 reportedly foots the bills for).

We’re told 50 spent last weekend in NYC for a charity event.

Regardless of the reasoning, it still a sad story, especially since Marquise seems to be a big fan of his pops. Several videos on his Instagram account feature him riding around in the back seat, reciting his rhymes from new and older records.

Somebody is likely getting one helluva graduation present to make up for lost time. It’s also being speculated that Marquise got accepted to a college in Maine.

Flip through the numbered gallery below to see pictures of the 40WaterQ’s graduation ceremony. Especially if you…ahem…missed it.

Photos: Instagram/Marquise Jackson, Shaniqua Thompkins

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