Suge Knight sues Dr. Dre for alleged attempted murder over Beats money

By , Oct 25, 2016

Marion Hugh Knight Jr., better known as rap mogul Suge Knight or just Suge, is suing Apple employee Dr. Dre for $300 million, alleging Dre hired a hitman in an attempt to murder him after cutting Suge out of earnings for Beats. According to TMZ, Suge and his attorney are convinced that it was Dre who had him pumped with seven bullets in 2014 in a West Hollywood night club.

The lawsuit alleges Dre hired a hitman to kill Suge who had a lifetime management deal with Dre entitling him to 30 percent of Dre’s entertainment earnings.

The $300 million Suge wants from Dre represents 30% of Dre’s $1 billion take in the sale of Beats to Apple. That deal reportedly made Dr. Dre the richest man in hip-hop.

A lawyer for Dr. Dre said, “Given that Dre has had zero interaction with Suge since leaving Death Row Records in 1996, we hope that Suge’s lawyer has lots of malicious prosecution insurance.”

Suge, a former American football defensive end for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League, co-founded Death Row Records which at one time included Dr. Dre on its roster.

Death Row Records rose to dominate the rap charts after Dr. Dre’s breakthrough album “The Chronic” in 1992. The company stagnated after Suge’s incarceration on probation violation charges in September 1996 and went bankrupt in 2006.

As you know, Apple bought Beats for $3 billion in 2014. The iPhone maker reportedly didn’t want to do business with Suge, 50, who was charged with murder and attempted murder in February 2015 following a fatal hit-and-run in Compton, California.

Suge killed a guy and injured another one after hitting them with his car, saying one of the men was ordered to murder him. He is currently in jail on a charge of murder.

Source: TMZ

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  • Jamessmooth

    Wait… dre owes him 30%… for LIFE?? Would love to see that contract.
    Death Row is interesting. should check it out for anyone who wants a good story!

  • Rodney Coleman

    This nigga is stupid…. I mean stupid… black ppl these days.

    • Mike M. Powell

      Honestly could’ve said “ppl these days” instead of saying the color lol. Just like “This old white lady or old mexican man hit my car. And just say “This elder person hit my car.”

    • Chris Ryan

      i don’t think the colour of his skin has anything to do with his intelligence level…and in fact rodney, suge was an exceptionally smart business man back in the day,he’s just come from such a bad place and done bad things, he’s become desperate.

      • Digitalus

        Man, saying Suge Knight was an exceptionally smart business man is like saying Pol Pot was a brilliantly creative leader. The man was a gangster who did almost anything to get what he wanted.
        Though I totally agree on the fact that he has become desperate.

      • Chris Ryan

        Anyone capable of convincing another man to give him 30% of his earnings is freakin brilliant , and pretty sure Dre wasn’t threatened into that, suge ran a ran label for over a decade and made millions, while you may not like his tactics , it’s still smart business. He was a gangster no doubt, but he never faced charges for any wrong doings in the business world.

    • YaBoyLilMayo

      Hold this L

  • Alex Wilson

    Oh boy real life prison/rap/gang drama. Gag. Apple got in bed with it too.

  • techfreak23

    Don’t forget he also killed Biggie and Tupac…

    • M_thoroughbred

      And Left Eye from TLC as well.

      • White Michael Jackson

        And steve jobs and myself

  • Bacillus

    Let the Apple VP fight begin – if that’s what is required to bring a new, more compelling generation to the table…

  • Gethro

    Suge knight is pure evil I hope he never gets out of jail

  • Jayy

    A lifetime management deal? No one would ever sign something like that. I mean Suge had his ways of getting things done so if that contract does exist I’m sure Dre was surrounded by a room full of gang members.

  • White Michael Jackson

    Uuuhh suge knight never actually played for the rams. He didnt get drafted

  • John

    Suge is the biggest actor of them all. He plays the part of a big man then crys when he’s sent to jail. Typical bitch. And now he wants to cry like a bitch when dre orders a hit on him. Funny that, because suge used to act the big hard man when he used to do similar things and when same happens to him he crys about it. Proper little fat poor black bitch that’s now desperate for money probably because the inmates in the pen with him are robbing him blind.