50 Cent Lawsuit — I LOST Because I’m Black

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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 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.