Rapper 50 Cent is facing domestic violence charges over allegations he attacked a former girlfriend last month (Jun13).

The In Da Club superstar allegedly became embroiled in an altercation with the unnamed woman at her home in California on 23 June (13), and caused over $7,000 (£4,516) in damage.

After the the victim locked herself in a bedroom, the hip-hop star - real name Curtis Jackson - allegedly kicked down the door and attacked her.

He reportedly left the scene before cops arrived, but has now been slapped with five charges, including one count of misdemeanour domestic violence and four counts of misdemeanour vandalism, according to Tmz.com.

He is set to appear in court on 22 July (13).