50 Cent Says He Lost His Lawsuit Because He's Black
Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.19.2013
He wants the verdict changed...
TMZ reports that 50 Cent thinks his judge is racist and that's why he lost a lawsuit against the company Sleek Audio. 50 sued Sleek Audio after claiming they owed him $261,000, which the company denied. It went to arbitration, which is a binding process in which one judge, called an arbitrator, decides who wins. In this case, the arbitrator sided with Sleek Audio for an undisclosed sum of money.
50 Cent now plans to move the case to federal court and is claiming that the judge discriminated against him because he's black, associates with "controversial" black figures and because he's a famous rapper. He said the judge didn't allow him to cross-examine the witnesses and refused to look at evidence.
He wants the verdict changed immediately as well as a hearing. He says at that hearing he'll prove the judge was biased. Sleek Audio claims that his complaints are unfounded and a "desperate attempt" to avoid the verdict and get the case into an actual courtroom.