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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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91.

Kel    

I don't like Rap music. However! I do have respect for this rapper. Any other rapper I may question it. We'll see in due time.

244 days ago
92.

R    

His race card ain't worth 2 cent.

244 days ago
93.

Karen    

It sounds like a case that should have been in court to begin with. But I do get tired of the "it was racist" whining...

244 days ago
94.

Double Bubble    

So in other news...A black guy guy attacks white people in an Outback restaurant in Cedar Rapids.. Never heard about it? Didn't think so, since its black on white crime... Oprah doesnt get the service she is accustomed to (boo hoo) and 50 doesnt get what he wants and that is somehow newsworthy and race related... Granted these people were not celebrities, but.. they're actual victims unlike Oprah and 50.

244 days ago
95.

Kadaj    

Dear 50....

You are NOT a high profile rap artist. You haven't been hot or relevant in ten years. Sit down twitter twit.

244 days ago
96.

HillBullay    

I'm pulling my furry card.

244 days ago
97.

chuck    

BS

244 days ago
98.

geo    

Do you know the way to Zimbabwe?

244 days ago
99.

DGB    

I think he's worth around $200 million or so. I think he can afford to put the race card back in his pocket.

244 days ago
100.

Reality Check    

Worthless piece of crap... Wanted to comment more, but Stiletto captured the correct assessment of "half a cent" so perfectly, I need not add anything. I continue to laugh every time I see this worthless thug... Back to the ghetto then if it ain't fair, whiner.

244 days ago
101.

Trash    

This just in...racism claims no longer have merit. It has been used and abused to the point Nobody and I mean nobody buys it anymore. Blacks need to find a new crutch to use. The race card is forever broken. Congrats to those who have abused it and made it where someone with a real claim will just be laughed at.

244 days ago
102.

HatersGonnaHate    

Us black folks don't want him either! He can get to steppin', he pretty much disowned us and now he wants us to take him back. Keep it movin' 50....

244 days ago
103.

Piper    

So what is your point? Everyone is racist. You are Racist. Blacks are more God Damn racist than whites so **** your pie hole!

244 days ago
104.

all about the money    

And I hope if the feds uphold the lower courts decisions, 50 cent looses his "race" card for life. He pretty much called in every angle on the color debate.

244 days ago
105.

Double Bubble    

This whole thread is like the Dave Chappelle episode "Racial Draft"... The blacks dont want 50.. The whites dont want 50...maybe the asians will take him

244 days ago
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