Jailed music mogul Suge Knight thinks Dr. Dre‘s wanted him dead since blowing up with Beats By Dre. New reports claim the former Death Row Records owner is going after the Doc for trying to hire hitmen to take him out.
According to reports, Suge believes his lifetime management deal with Dre is at the center of the drama.
Suge says he had a lifetime management deal with Dre, which entitled him to a 30% cut of Dre’s entertainment earnings. When Beats came along, Suge alleges Dre tried to cut him out, in part because Apple — which bought Beats from Dre — didn’t want its brand associated with Suge. Dre’s solution, according to the lawsuit, was to hire a hitman to kill Suge at 1 OAK during the 2014 VMAs weekend. Suge was shot 7 times in the abdomen but recovered. (TMZ)
Dre’s legal team has already come forward to address the headline-generating suit.
Suge is suing Dre, Apple, Universal and Tam’s for unspecified damages. Among his damages — 30% of Dre’s take from the Beats sale. Dre got $1 billion, so Suge wants around $300 million. UPDATE: A lawyer for Dr. Dre tells us, “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.” (TMZ)
In February, details about Suge losing multiple jail privileges surfaced online.
Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight’s access to visitors and phone calls have been completely cut off at the request of sheriff’s investigators, court records shows. Court records show Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William C. Ryan on Friday cut Knight’s access to phone calls and non-attorney visitors. The order was issued at the request of a sheriff’s detective investigating Knight’s murder case, in which he is charged with running over two men, killing one, outside a Compton burger stand in January 2015. (Billboard)