Former Death Row Records owner Marion “Suge” Knight has reportedly had an arrest warrant issued for him after he missed a court appearance last week.
Details about the warrant were revealed online today (July 7).
Cops are on the hunt for one Suge Knight — after the former Death Row kingpin skipped out on a court appearance in L.A. According to court documents, obtained by TMZ, Knight was supposed to appear in court last week for driving on a suspended license back in 2009 … it’s the latest in a string of recent legal run-ins. (TMZ)
The rap mogul was arrested in May on the suspended license charge.
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)
Prior to being released, Knight was held in police custody.
Knight was 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)
Check out a past Suge Knight interview down below: