Rap mogul Irv Gotti has opted not to press the federal official who ruined his life for the past three years for compensation - because he fears black people never win.

The Inc label boss was acquitted of money laundering charges in December (05) after a lengthy battle, and though he's still bitter about the hell he's been put through, he's keen to put it all behind him and get back to making records.

He says, "They ruined my life for three years. They didn't allow me to earn an income for my family. These are the most powerful people on the face of the earth.

"I would love to try and get the millions of dollars they took from me, and the millions of dollars that I had to spend... I'd have a great suit, but you can't fight the government unless you're Bill Gates.

"I'm black. Let's throw that into the equation. I am a n**ger."