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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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76.

GetOverYourself    

Breaking news! Al Sharpton is on the case, wants justice for 50 cent, and a protest is scheduled for Monday morning.

243 days ago
77.

DaDa    

Well I'm sure he's right.... that racist judge AND court system had it out for him. Especially by going by the RULES! Their are arbitration clauses for a reason! 50 first needs counsel that is in tune with his wants and wishes, have the contract modified to your wants and needs. Good luck proving everyone is racists. Just because you don't want to go by what you signed dosent mean that color is the problem. You are.

243 days ago
78.

Observer    

This whole 'Cry Race' thing is sooo day before yesterday.

Wasn't that Oprah on the phone with .05 Cent?

243 days ago
79.

Observer    

Charlize Theron....

Now SHE is a REAL African American.

243 days ago
80.

Nunya1234    

I love how they always pull the "racist card" no matter who it is, if they are of other race, they use that as the excuse. Very disappointed in 50 cent for this.

243 days ago
81.

Ashy Larry    

Racism comes in many forms. Like saying a whole race does something because of the actions of a few. Something you all are doing on here.

243 days ago
82.

tmz addict    

HES SO RIGHT. ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, HE'S BLACK. PROBABLY AVOIDED 50 CENT THE WHOLE TIME TOO.

243 days ago
83.

Barbara    

When you have no defense...pull the race card....cuz you just know no ones done that before...lol

243 days ago
84.

luevano91    

its sad how some black people....and im not saying all of them.. still pull this race card thing. im mexican american and we never pull this type of thing, nordo asians or whites. just take responsibility and move on like everyone else

243 days ago
85.

Tom Cruise    

The days of pulling the race card are over. This guy is garbage and is consistent as showing what a douche bag he is.

243 days ago
86.

Brite    

50 fails to mention the total facts, there are many factors that come into play. Eg. tone of voice, manners (yelling, swearing, disrespect, hatefulness, and so on), poise, hand gestures, style of dress (although that really should not matter somehow it does), being on time, and many other things.
However the judge might have been bias, for many reasons other than race.

243 days ago
87.

Bob    

he is going to be hit with a lawsuit because he agreed to binding arbitration. now that he is fighting that he will also owe legal fees. you lose 50 cent

243 days ago
88.

Bob    

enough with Im black racist card, your black and a thug heck you got shot

243 days ago
89.

Miara    

The race card, again......it won't be long before whites are the minority. Probably won't even be able to use the race card....Please 50 cent!

243 days ago
90.

USArmy    

OMG! A black claiming racism after they lose. What is the world coming to?

243 days ago
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