- Suge was recently slapped with a 28-year jail sentence for his involvement in a hit-and-run incident.
- Suge Knight is credited for playing a pivotal role in the rise of gangster rap genre hip-hop music.
- The 6-foot-2 hulking former pro-footballer has, however, been entangled in a slew of controversies.
50 Cent has posted a clip on Twitter that shows Suge Knight explaining how he helped rappers Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, and Dr Dre avoid major jail-time. According to Knight’s revelation, the three had gotten into serious trouble with the law while at Death Row, and he came up with the money needed to settle their legal problems.
Suge was recently slapped with a 28-year jail sentence for his involvement in a hit-and-run incident that led to the death of Terry Carter in 2015. Knight was additionally facing life in prison for the attempted murder of Cle “Bone” Sloan, who he maimed after hitting him with a truck.
Suge Knight is credited for playing a pivotal role in the rise of gangster rap genre hip-hop music. His music studio, Death Row Records, helped propel the careers of some of the most notable names in hip-hop history. Snoop Dogg, Tupac Shakur, and Dr. Dre are among them.
The 6-foot-2 hulking former pro-footballer has, however, been entangled in a slew of controversies. Some conspiracy theories place Knight smack-dab in the middle of the deaths of both Tupac and Notorious B.I.G.
There are also rumors that he dangled Vanilla Ice off a balcony to scare him into signing the rights to his hit song “Ice Ice Baby.” The points were worth approximately $4 million at the time.
The Epic Fallout with Dre
Despite his contribution to the rappers’ careers, Suge Knight has had some epic fallouts with some of the artists that he once promoted, and they include Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre. Speaking to The Blast soon after his conviction in October, Suge accused Dre of putting a hit on him. This was while explaining why he ran over the two men using his Ford Pick-up truck in 2015, which he said was in self-defense.
According to Knight, their rift grew in 2014 after he tried to collect his 30 percent of the Beats by Dre deal from the artist. Suge had apparently signed a contract with Dre while he was at Death Row, which gave him entitlement to 30 percent of all of the DJ’s future earnings. The Beats by Dre made Dre about $700 million richer.
According to Suge, Dre was behind a previous attempt on his life at a nightclub. He was shot seven times. On why he chose to plead no contest to the Terry Carter murder, Knight expressed that he simply didn’t have the funds to proceed with the case, and his lawyer didn’t have enough info to win. The following was the exact explanation while speaking to The Blast.
“So when they gave me an attorney, he seen me two times in eight months and told me he went to the court and said he needed help and other attorneys. And they told him no. He said no way he can do my trial because he really don’t know the case and he won’t win.”