An attorney for Suge Knight has stepped forward to address the rap mogul’s arrest this week on gun charges.
According to lawyer Marc Brumer, Knight has done nothing wrong and would never carry a gun.
“He’s innocent, 100 percent,” Brumer said in a phone interview. “Suge Knight is a businessman. He is not a person who would carry a gun or flash a gun at anybody. That’s not Suge Knight…There was never a gun found. He was very cooperative, answered all the questions police had, and we just feel that he shouldn’t have been arrested…There are a lot of people that hate (Knight) and are jealous of what he has obtained in his life.” (CNN)
Knight was arrested for investigation of assault with a deadly weapon and a misdemeanor warrant for having a suspended license.
Ex-rap music mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was arrested Thursday after he allegedly pointed a gun at a man and then drove off in his Cadillac, police said. Knight, 45, was stopped by California Highway Patrol officers in suburban Gardena at about 12:30 a.m. and immediately turned over to Los Angeles police who swarmed around his white Escalade, according to police and news videos. (Associated Press)
Details on the arrest were released on the Internet Thursday (May 20) morning.
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)
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: