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50 Cent Lawsuit

I LOST 'Cause I'm Black

8/18/2013 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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50 Cent says he got SCREWED in court recently because the judge was a rap-hating RACIST ... and now he wants the allegedly bias ruling overturned ... this according to court docs.

Earlier this year 50 and company called Sleek Audio were embroiled in a bitter lawsuit. 50 claimed Sleek owed him over $261,000. Sleek said otherwise. The case went to arbitration -- a binding process in which an arbitrator picks the winner.

Bad news for 50, the arbitrator sided with Sleek (the final $$$ judgement was kept under wraps).

But 50 refuses to go gently into that good night ... and is taking the battle to federal court -- claiming the arbitration judge discriminated against him because he's black, associates with controversial African-American figures AND because he's a high profile rap artist.

Specifically ... 50 says the bias ran so deep the judge didn't allow him to cross-examine witnesses and refused to look at evidence pertaining to the case. Pretty bold claims.

He wants the award axed ASAP and is asking for a new hearing ... where he says he'll prove the judge was out to get him from the get go.

Sleek fired back too ... claiming 50's allegations of racism are a desperate attempt to avoid the arbitration decision and get it brought before an actual court.

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262 COMMENTS

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31.

Gordon    

Seriously? Playing the race card? Black people have no respect for REAL racism going on in the world. It's shameful and embarrassing.

329 days ago
32.

Areader    

Memo to Curtis Jackson: No...you lost because you assaulted her!

329 days ago
33.

Willa329    

Welcome to America where the court system is great when you win but when you lose then scream Racism.... disgusting

329 days ago
34.

Azi    

I guess he'll have to change his name to 49 cent.

329 days ago
35.

Jamey Hunter    

Another self-entitled thug who thinks the world owes him, playing the race card. Go away and pay your bills!

329 days ago
36.

Billy    

Every f-ing black person that has ever done something wrong blames racism. The reason there are so many blacks in jail is because they commit the majority of the crimes. The low income "south side" slums are always filled with blacks. When you see looting on TV, who's doing it? You guessed it, blacks. Black people are no different than white people. But too many of them want to use their color as an excuse for their action. Why can't they just be upstanding citizens like my neighbor and show being black doesn't mean anything at all?

329 days ago
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sorrynotsorry    

The biggest racist I have ever seen are these ignorant rappers. They do the most damage to their own race. Every other word in their raps is the N word, they disrepesct their own women, they lead thousands of black children to a life of violence and promote ignorance in the black community. As a black person that actually cares about my race, I dont give one solitary f*ck about 50 Cent. He is a modern day steppin fetch-it. Black and white folks with sense don't respect you-- GET OVER IT. Take at look in the mirror and see how you conduct yourself, Black men like 50 cent are more detrimental to the black commnunity than the KKK. He needs to take several seats and shut the hell up.

329 days ago
38.

sorrynotsorry    

No Sir, you lost because you are a fool.

329 days ago
39.

Laura    

Life's a b itch and then you die--get over it. Or at least you could come up with an original excuse--the race card has been done to death.

329 days ago
40.

Jack    

Always with the race card, give it a rest OK, that card is overplayed a little bit much.

329 days ago
41.

notta    

That card is laughable at this point, but they still use it.

329 days ago
42.

Dab710    

50 is also claiming a mysterious one-armed WHITE man came into his girlfriend's apt. that night and kicked her and trashed the place.

329 days ago
43.

Annie    

I am so sick of black people calling the race card if they do not get their way. This country is going backward.Martin Luther king would roll over in his grave.It is rampant all over even in the White House.I am surprised the name of the White House has not been changed.

329 days ago
44.

Carriejane    

Bunch of no nothing *******s like to comment on TMZ *I swear. The "race card" still exists because racism still exists. You people like to pretend it don't. How do any of you know that judge wasn't being racist ? Were you there ? No, but you still wanna run your ****ing mouth like *******S.

329 days ago
45.

Sumthinsweet    

I hate when whites or other races proclaim that blacks are over using this so called thing called the race card when in actuality racism is more present in society than it has been ever in my lifetime & I was born in the late 70's. HOWEVER out of alllllll the black music entertainers, 50 Cent should be the last person to state such a thing. Not saying that he is exempt from experiencing racism because any race can. Just saying givin his financial status & how he constant boast about it.... Instagram.... Twitter, posing in front of piles of $$$. 50 that lil but of money is a drop in the bucket for someone like you. So either you really do have a good case & was treated unfairly OR u r just being a cheap ass 0.o

329 days ago
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