50 Cent I Want a Reduction in My Sex Tape Judgment

1/7/2016 6:49 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0107-50-cent-tmz-0150 Cent says he's cashed strapped, so like any responsible bankrupted rapper he's asking a judge to radically reduce a judgment he's required to pay over a sex tape.

50 was slammed by a jury that concluded he maliciously posted a sex tape featuring Rick Ross' baby mama to needle Rick. Baby mama Lastonia Leviston saw no humor in it, and sued 50, winning a $7 million damage award.

50 wants the judgment slashed to $1.6 mil and possibly even less ... because the $7 million award doubles up the emotional damages and the rest is excessive.

Every $.50 counts when you're in bankruptcy.