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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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46.

Norma Desomd    

Firstly TMZ, when are you going to get your IT dept off their asses to fix all your so called "technical difficulties" when we try to post, yet you all all the spam crap about working form home!
Now, this guy 50cent, stupid moniker, but anyway he is an idiot, I am so damn sick of this playing the race card. Stop already!

367 days ago
47.

Sher    

And it is played again. Man this card is old and frayed and most of the time the poor little race card has nothing whatsoever to do with why 'something' didn't happen for the person of color that they wanted to happen. Of course it has nothing to do with him being a POS!! It is because of his color! Isn't EVERYTHING? GAWD SMDH again again. When are you going to rip that silly card up and start taking responsibility for yourself?!

367 days ago
48.

South Beach    

It must be nice to have a built in fall back position to blame everything that doesn't go your way on..

How about you didn't have the better case?

Speaking of, I'm calling out Charles on the TMZ staff over his taking exception to a phrase Harvey used recently. "The pot calling the kettle black" has NOTHING to do with skin color, and for you to interrupt with a "Whoa, whoa" was ABSURD. Race bait much? Get over yourself.

367 days ago
49.

Fred Farkel    

Well folks? You elected Obama twice and here you have the results. Rodeo clowns being investigated by the DOJ at the urging of the NAACP?? Oprah causing an international incident over a purse? Black Panthers allowed to reign over a polling place with billyclubs??


Yeah well you got what you voted for.


Now go choke on it.


Thank you and have a blessed day.

367 days ago
50.

!!!!!    

Prolly so people just hate on him period Black or White.

367 days ago
51.

6one9    

You lost b/c you are a dumb ass```
dumb ass
STOP using the race card!!!!
BIG FAIL!!!

367 days ago
52.

Annie    

I have a lot of friends who are black and who are hard working citizens. They do not pull the race card and are embarrassed by the black people that do this.This is just a cop out or excuse for the one who pull the race card for anything that dos not go their way. We can partly blame Mr. Jackson,Sharpton and the Obama's for constantly fueling the race card fire.

367 days ago
53.

fooman2    

If you must assign blame to this situation. Blame the law firm you hired. When yo lose like this I think you should say were appealing the verdict. I did not think it was fare. Now start writing and wrap about it try to make it a positive not a negative. It is always hard when you lose and it is so easy to lash out at others. Try not to look dumb when talking to reporters it makes you look like a looser.

367 days ago
54.

Double Bubble    

Really, 50 cent is going down the race road too? So, if people don't side with, agree with, acknowledge or kiss black people's asses, they're a racist??? Give me a break.. Its funny, when white people dont get their way in court, our only option is to call the judge an ass hole..We dont get to use our skin color as an excuse...poor us I guess

367 days ago
55.

Average white guy    

And if you're white and things don't go your way......just burn em all, hitler did it.

367 days ago
56.

buzz kill    

This claim of "RACIST" is getting pretty tiresome. What ever happened to a man taking responsibility for his actions?

367 days ago
57.

en Todo Momento!!    

so the other dude was white? just curious... let me guess? some hook nose je doubleu wanting to ride a rapper hard in the rap game, like a first class ho, and then cash in real quick when things look like they may be going downhill? and got a guy in the court system on his side? would not surprise me one bit.

367 days ago
58.

Quiet    

GOES BOTH WAYS 50

You are RICH with MILLIONS because you are a RAPPER who is BLACK

suck it up

367 days ago
59.

Fred Farkel    

I used to LOVE Chelsea Handler until I saw her all laid up next to this smelly POS...


I saw Chelsea in Ontario, Canada about a week ago and all I could think was, "I wonder if you smell nasty..."


Yeah yeah shame on me but some times you have to speak up and say NO THANK YOU.


Thank you

367 days ago
60.

en Todo Momento!!    

wait, what? you loan someone $300,000 and then a 'judge' decides they don't owe you the money back??? wow. how does that work? maybe i'm going to go to the bank and let them lend me 300K and then have a judge decide i don't owe it back to them. funny court system we got, isn't it? yah, racism, fiddy. go write a book about it...

367 days ago
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