50 Cent pleads not guilty in the trial of domestic violence

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The singer appeared in court Monday and the judge ordered him to stay away from his ex-girlfriend, without permission to contact her by phone or e-mail.

The judge also ordered the rapper to hand over all the firearms he owns to local authorities, at least until the case is resolved.

50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, has been charged in early July for domestic violence and vandalism.

If found guilty, the star could face up to five years behind bars and a fine of up to $ 46,000.