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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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Stiletto    

What a pathetic piece of human trash...following suit by whipping out the race card cause the poor oppressed minority didn't get his widdle way. Tell him to buy a couple boxes of CrackerJacks and maybe he'll find a degree in divinity and can be another Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton. BTW "rap-hating RACIST" = moral man with good taste.

344 days ago
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Truth    

NO DOUBT SLEEK AUDIO HAS A FEW BLACK EMPLOYEES... THERE GOES HIS REVERSE RACIST ASS! NO DOUBT 2 BIGGEST REVERSE RACISTS IN AL SHARPTON AND JESSE JACKSON WILL BE STANDIN SIDE BY SIDE WITH 5 PENNIES AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE. #TRUTH!!

344 days ago
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Holly    

This is getting ridiculous. If you're black and lose in court, just claim racism, and you can have it overturned! What a joke. You know, not everything bad that happens to you is because of racism. Believe it or not, white people lose court cases and have bad things happen to them too.

344 days ago
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kitnplayn    

A Federal Court will not even hear the case, unless there is supporting evidence.

344 days ago
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Clyde T.M. Nestra    

As a first or last resort, pull out the race card.

344 days ago
6.

Rob    

50 cent.......call Lebron James and ask him how the race card helped him get a police escort to a concert?

344 days ago
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Rob    

They all pull the race card out of the hat when they lose anything.

344 days ago
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˜˜*”⇛˜˜”⇛ AK 47 Cat *”˜⇛˜”⇛(◣_◢)    

"the arbitration judge discriminated against him because he's stupid."

344 days ago
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devin    

The race card in 2013 is getting alittle old, dont you think?? When are people going to just accept responsibility for their own actions? You reap what you sow...

344 days ago
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devin    

The race card in 2013 is getting alittle old dont ya think? When are people going to take responsibility for their own actions? You reap what you sow..

344 days ago
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ROTTIE    

..

344 days ago
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Questdelsangraal    

If your black and things do not go your way pull the race card.

344 days ago
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laffnbear    

Wher are the sobbing tax payers crying about the court time?

344 days ago
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Mr. Grimm    

Well I hate rap music and I love black women so does that make me racist? Get over it you baby. Rap sucks and now we wanna take your women cuz they are beautiful. I just wanna convert them into Iron Maiden fans though.

344 days ago
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Elaine    

Once again another poor black person gets picked on by the white man. Do I hear RACE CARD?????? The mentality of black people is very sad. Instead of
trying to better themselves, they expect everything to be handed to them.
I break my ass every day, I don't get special treatment and I'm white. It's sad how Sharpton & Jackson spent their lives making money off of creating racial tension and publicity whoring instead of helping promote peace and educating their people. They are
such ignorant jerks.

344 days ago
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