50 Cent Has To Pay $5 Million For Sex Tape Leak

7/10/2015 4:15 PM PDT

50 Cent -- Has to Pay $5 Million For Sex Tape Leak

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50 Cent is down $5 million after losing the sex tape lawsuit with Rick Ross' baby mama, and he might owe even more money.

The jurors -- 4 women, 2 men --  deliberated for just over an hour before awarding Lavonia Leviston $2.5 million in damages for using her image without her permission ... and another $2.5 mil for intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Leviston's lawyers argued that the rapper had leaked the tape online as a ploy for publicity, and to diss Ricky Rozay.

Fifty never showed up during the trial or even for the verdict. Next week, the jury will decide on punitive damages ... so Fifty's tab could go way up.