Former Death Row Records owner Marion “Suge” Knight is making headlines this week after being arrested in Los Angeles courtesy of a recently issued warrant.
According to reports, the arrest went down early Wednesday (September 11) morning.
LAPD cops noticed Suge straddling 2 lanes at around 12:30 as he tooled along in his truck … which had no license plates. The Death Row Records founder was pulled over and police quickly determined he was stone cold sober … which was good. Here’s the problem. It seems Suge didn’t appear in court for one of those pesky crimes of driving on a suspended license, so a warrant was issued for his arrest. So Suge was chauffeured to a nearby jail in the back of a black and white. He’s still there … on $20k bail. (TMZ)
Last year, Suge ran into legal problems with law enforcement out in Las Vegas.
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Suge Knight’s in trouble again. The erstwhile Death Row Records impresario was popped in Las Vegas on Wednesday for drug possession during a routine traffic stop. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police tell E! News that Knight (full name Marion Knight Jr.) was pulled over at approximately 5:30 p.m. yesterday when he made an unsafe lane change. Officers ran his name through the system and discovered that he had several bench warrants out for his arrest. (E! Online)
He recently created some significant buzz after reuniting with ex-Death Row Records artist Snoop Dogg.
Look how happy Snoop is! The Doggfather-turned-Lion Man reportedly ran into his old Death Row Records label chief Suge Knight at the A.V. Club on Monday night. The above photo was snapped and uploaded to Snoop’s Instagram with the caption: “N d club wit Suge miss those death row days!” The photo sent a ripple through Snoop’s fanbase, with some people torn over their rekindled friendship. (Many still conspire that Knight is accountable for fellow Death Row artist 2Pac’s 1996 passing and that of the Notorious B.I.G. the next year.) (VIBE)
Snoop later admitted he wanted to be a bigger man and finally put an end to their distanced relationship.
“I think time heals all wounds,” Snoop said in an interview. “And then being a bigger man and being one who accepts responsibility and right or wrong, I like saving lives, I don’t like to take lives. If that means putting my hand out saying I’m wrong, I apologize and we be cool, I’ll do that as opposed to me going behind my back, pulling a gun out and getting somebody or me doing something vicious to you.” (Skee TV)