Former Death Row Records owner Marion “Suge” Knight isn’t here for the F. Gary Gray death threat accusations. New reports claim the music mogul appeared in court Thursday (August 3) to plead not guilty in a felony accusation.
According to reports, Suge popped up in Los Angeles with attorney Mathew Fletcher to enter his plea.
Additionally, Fletcher claimed Suge’s phone has been blocked and he can’t communicate with his attorneys. Mathew wants visitations to include calls to his attorney’s office. Outside the courtroom, Fletcher read what he says are the only texts he’s seen between Knight and Gray. One read, “You have family, I have family, God bless you.” Fletcher says Suge and the director had been arguing about whether Suge deserved a fee because he was being portrayed in ‘Compton.’ (TMZ)
This week, reports emerged about Knight allegedly sending a death threat to the Hollywood director.
Former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight has been indicted by a grand jury in Los Angeles County for making criminal threats against Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray. Knight was charged with one felony count of making criminal threats from the August 8, 2014 incident on the set of the movie. (Deadline)
Back in April, Suge’s ex-wife Sharitha Golden struck back at rumors about having something to do with late Death Row artist 2Pac’s 1996 murder.
“I’m so damn sick of getting 100,000 calls about this. No way in hell I would’ve murdered 2Pac. For what reason?” she asks in the video. “This ridiculous theory that I had to get half of Death Row […] I already had half of Death Row, America. When 2Pac died, what did Death Row become after that? Zero. Nothing. A downfall.” (TMZ)
A few months ago, buzz developed about Golden having something to do with Pac’s death.
Earlier this week, a signed affidavit surfaced in which Knight insists he was the target in the 1996 shooting. He said his ex, Sharitha Golden, and former Death Row security chief Reggie Wright, Jr. orchestrated the attack with the intention of killing him rather than Pac. Why? Well, according to a theory addressed in the new documentary Tupac Assassination: Battle for Compton, Golden wanted Suge dead to acquire control of Death Row Records. (Complex)