50 Cent has reportedly escaped jail time after entering a plea bargain with prosecutors over his domestic violence case.

The rapper-turned-businessman was charged with domestic violence and vandalism after allegedly breaking into the home of his former girlfriend, Daphne Joy, kicking her and causing over $7,000 (£4,600) of damage to her property.

The 37-year-old star is said to have broken chandeliers, furniture, a TV and a lamp.

A court ordered 50 Cent, who originally pleaded not guilty, to stay away from Joy and forced him to turn in all his small arms.

According to TMZ, the rapper will not be spending time behind bars after agreeing to plead no contest to misdemeanour vandalism in a bid to have the domestic violence charge dropped.

As part of the court conditions he was put on three years' probation and given 30 days' community service. He also agreed to attend counselling sessions and pay $7,100 in restitution to Joy.

50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, dated Joy for three years. The model gave birth to his second child in 2012.