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Suge Knight Speaks From Behind Bars: The Rap Mogul Says Dr. Dre Tried to Have Him Murdered

October 4, 2018 at 12:15 am PDT


Suge Knight will be sentenced on Thursday for the 2015 manslaughter of a man on the set of “Straight Outta Compton” and the controversial rap legend believes one man is responsible for landing him behind bars: Dr. Dre.

The Blast spoke with Knight via telephone in his first interview since accepting a plea deal that could land him behind bars for over 20 years.

Touching on a wide range of topics, Knight opened up about his health, why he took the plea deal, whether or not he’ll live to see the light of day again and his belief that Dre paid two men to kill him.

Suge Knight tells The Blast he is looking forward to moving to a more permanent facility because he has not received proper medical attention for the past four years. The Death Row exec was hospitalized several times, for a number of health issues, during his time in the Los Angeles County Jail.

It is Knight’s belief that the trial brought to light the circumstances that led to the two men confronting him on that fatal day at Tam’s Burgers in Compton, and he believes it all comes back to Dre.

Their ongoing beef can be traced back to the 90s, when the two hip-hop bosses stopped broke off their business relationship. Knight has claimed that he struck a deal a lifetime deal with Dre to collect 30% of the producer’s earnings, and that Dre’s $3 billion deal between Apple and Beats is subject to the terms of their agreement.

Because Knight tried to collect the money, he believes that Dre not only put a hit out on him that day at Tam’s Burgers, but also during a 2014 nightclub shooting that left him riddled with multiple gunshot wounds. He thinks Tam’s was put in place because he survived the nightclub shooting.

“They also got the paper trail with all the checks and proof of when they talked to the witnesses saying that Dre came to them first and asked the two guys how much it cost to get rid of me,” Knight says. “And they said, ‘What you mean by get rid of?’ And they said, ‘Kill him.'”

He describes it as a “murder-for-hire case” and sued Dr. Dre in 2016 claiming he was behind it [The Blast reached out to a rep for Dr Dre, who did not wish to comment].

As for why Suge decided to take the plea deal instead of trying his luck at trial, he claims he had no choice.

“So when they gave me an attorney,” Suge explains, “he seen me two times in eight months and told me he went to the court and said he needed help and other attorneys. And they told him no. He said no way he can do my trial because he really don’t know the case and he won’t win.”

He adds, “So if somebody stacks the deck against you, to the point where they’re not trying to fight for you, and let you get the attorneys you wish to have, what can you do?”

When Suge starts his sentence, we’re told he will begin working on a biopic with Pacific Cove Media, and its owner Rick Neely, who tells us he “is currently in meaningful discussions” with Lionsgate.

Suge Knight is 53 years old, in failing health, and not likely to be released until he’s 70 — so does he think he’ll see the light of day again?

“Absolutely,” Suge tells The Blast. “Of course.”


The Latest: Prison sentence handed down to ‘Suge’ Knight

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight on an voluntary manslaughter charge for a fatal 2015 altercation (all times local):

9:45 a.m.

A judge has sentenced Marion “Suge” Knight to 28 years in prison nearly four years after the former rap mogul killed a man with his truck.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ronald S. Coen handed down the sentence as expected Thursday for running over and killing businessman Terry Carter outside a Compton burger stand in 2015.

Members of Carter’s family addressed the court including daughter Crystal, who called Knight “a disgusting, selfish disgrace to the human species.”

Knight stared forward throughout.

Knight avoided a murder trial that was about to begin when he agreed two weeks ago to plead no contest to voluntary manslaughter and accept the sentence.

The Death Row Records co-founder appeared in court for the sentencing wearing orange prison attire with chains on his arms and legs alongside Albert Deblanc Jr., his 16th lawyer in the case.


9:30 a.m.

Family members of a man struck and killed by Marion “Suge” Knight are addressing a Los Angeles judge before the former rap mogul is sentenced for involuntary manslaughter.

Knight struck and killed businessman Terry Carter with his pickup truck outside a Compton burger stand in January 2015. Carter was described as a deeply devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend during the hearing.

Carter’s daughter Crystal called Knight “a disgusting, selfish disgrace to the human species” during Thursday’s sentencing hearing.

The 53-year-old Knight is expected to be sentenced to 28 years in prison after pleading no contest last month to voluntary manslaughter for Carter’s death.


This story has been corrected to show Knight pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter.


3 a.m.

Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight is expected to be sentenced to nearly three decades in prison in a Los Angeles court.

The hearing Thursday for the 53-year-old Death Row Records co-founder comes almost four years after Knight killed one man and injured another with his truck outside a Compton burger stand.

Knight struck a surprise plea agreement on Sept. 20, a few days before his murder trial was set to begin.

He pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter and agreed to a prison sentence of 28 years.

The sentence comes at the end of a long decline for Knight from his pinnacle in the mid-1990s, when he worked with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur to put out some of the most important records in hip-hop history.

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