News: Death Row Records Ex-Owner Suge Knight Arrested In Los Angeles

Thursday, May 20, 2010 10:55AM

Written by Biz Jones

Former Death Row Records owner Marion "Suge" Knight was reportedly arrested this morning in the Los Angeles, California area.

According to reports, he was detained by police shortly after midnight.

Knight, whose real name is Marion Hugh Knight, was detained in Gardena around 1:30 a.m. Thursday. Nearly a half-dozen officers surrounded Knight's white Cadillac Escalade in the area of Crenshaw Blvd. and 147th Street. He was then placed in handcuffs and taken into custody. It was not immediately known why Knight was detained. He was reportedly being held at the LAPD's Southwest Divison. (CT Now)

He is reportedly the prime suspect in a robbery that took place a year ago.

Police did not say why they nabbed the Death Row Records founder, whose real name is Marion Knight, but he was a suspect the 2009 armed robbery of Los Angeles-based R&B/Hip Hop producer Noel "Detail" Fisher. (New York Daily News)

Knight is currently being held in police custody.

At this time, police are not releasing any details as to why he was taken into custody. Knight was also taken into custody for driving on a suspended license. Knight remains in custody on $ 65,000 bail. Knight's record label, Death Row Records, rose to dominate the rap charts after Dr. Dre's breakthrough album The Chronic in 1992. (Radar Online)

West Coast rapper Glasses Malone recently spoke with SOHH about Knight's "bad guy" image.

"Suge's a good guy," Glasses explained to SOHH. "Sometimes it just seems so surreal the type of sh*t they say he be doing to people...This dude is a regular dude, like the sh*t that they say this guy be doing, I just can't [believe] another man letting that type of sh*t happen so sometimes I don't even understand it because this guy is a good dude, like, I be seeing dude, you feel me? Always showing the love, like man, 'Do your thing homie.' He's always humble to young n*ggas, he always salutes you and you know, I don't know so sometimes it's hard to believe that he's this bad guy but -- I ain't never seen it firsthand so I can't really talk on the sh*t but he's always been real respectful to me. Like I said, that dude did a lot for the [West] coast, Death Row [Records], period. Who knows where we would have been if we hadn't had Death Row Records." (SOHH)

No further details have been released as of now.

Check out a past Suge Knight interview down below:

Suge Knight Interview from HipHopStan.com on Vimeo.

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