May 18th, 2012 by edsel
After Suge Knight recently proclaimed that Tupac Shakur was homophobic, the family of the late singer spoke up on the matter, saying that Tupac was “great friends” with gay designer Gianni Versace.
According to TMZ, Suge Knight recently embarked on a media blitz with multiple radio stations. The former CEO of Death Row Records claimed at each of those radio stations that Tupac Shakur ended a professional relationship with hip hop star Dr. Dre because Tupac believed Dre to be gay.
Suge Knight then followed up this claim by alleging that this was a motive for Dr. Dre to supposedly murder Tupac.
However, TMZ was informed by sources close to the estate of Tupac Shakur that his family called Knight’s accusations to be “totally false.” Shakur’s family point to Tupac’s close friendship with the famous- and openly gay- designer Gianni Versace.
In fact, according to his family, Tupac participated in a Versace fashion show in Italy back in 1996 -the same year he was murdered- and even modeled a suit designed by Gianni Versace himself.
Suge Knight himself had been alleged by some to have been the murderer of Tupac Shakur, as he was the one who drove Tupac on the night of the rapper’s murder. Knight has earlier alleged that Tupac is not dead, merely in hiding.
May 10th, 2012 by edsel
The Las Vegas police recently clarified that they did arrest Suge Knight- but not for the unsolved murder of Tupac Shakur. The Hollywood Gossip reported that Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Laura Meltzer recently discussed the alleged arrest with E! News.
“I don’t have any information that [Suge Knight was arrested],” Meltzer said. “We picked him up on traffic warrants in February … that is the last arrest I show for him.”
The Hollywood Gossip confirmed that Las Vegas police did arrest Knight back in February. But it was for drug possession during a routine traffic stop and not murder.
Suge Knight is a rather notorious and hard-bitten criminal. Over the past 25 years, the ex-honcho of the defunct Death Row record label has amassed a formidable record of drug possession, assault, and probation violations. Many believe Knight to be the man behind the unsolved murders of Tupac Shakur and Knight’s rival Notorious B.I.G.
Shakur was part of Knight’s label when he was killed in a Las Vegas drive-by shooting in 1996. Knight was the driver of Shakur’s car. Authorities did not cite Knight as a police suspect.
The well-publicized murder of Tupac Shakur never led to an arrest. Conspiracy theorists claimed it as one of the proofs that the rapper is still alive.
After an eerie hologram of Tupac Shakur performed on Coachella, Suge Knight recently said on an interview that Tupac might be alive.
April 24th, 2012 by faye
Black Kapital Records founder and CEO Suge Knight does not seem all too happy with the hologram of 2Pac Shakur at the recent event in Coachella. Knight slammed it, claiming that it was screwed up.
According to reports, 47-year-old Suge Knight was fuming mad at the 2Pac Shakur 3D hologram used to bring the singer to life on stage shown at Coachella was missing the rapper’s famous Death Row Records chain.
Suge Knight told TMZ, “At the end of the day, how you gonna take the Death Row chain of Pac? That’s like taking the Raiders symbol off the Raiders.”
Suge Knight is a co-founder and former CEO of Death Row Records. Death Row Records rose to dominate the rap charts after Dr. Dre’s breakthrough album “The Chronic” in 1992. After several years of chart successes for artists including 2pac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Tha Outlawz and Tha Dogg Pound, Death Row Records stagnated after Knight’s incarceration on parole violation charges in September 1996.
February 13th, 2012 by faye
Suge Knight, a.k.a Big Suge will be in Las Vegas court on March after he was arrested by the police due to a traffic warrant, and in addition to that, he is also facing a misdemeanor drug charge.
According to Officer Laura Meltzer, rap music mogul Suge Knight was pulled over at around 5:30 in the afternoon on Wednesday. Suge Knight was driving his black Bentley, bearing California license plates on a street just off Flamingo Road, west of the Las Vegas Strip.
Suge Knight was issued an unsafe lane change summons and arrested on a warrant stemming from minor traffic violations recently. What’s more, Suge Knight is also facing a misdemeanor drug charge after the police searched and caught him in possession of less than one ounce of a controlled substance, but was eventually released from jail without bail. The controlled substance, according to TMZ reports, was marijuana.
On March 12, Suge Knight will be due in Las Vegas Municipal Court for the traffic violation and misdemeanor drug charge. Court spokeswoman Jill Christensen said Suge Knight was sought on a March 2009 warrant because of a failure to appear on three traffic violations: following too closely, failure to surrender a suspended license plate, and being a non-resident driving on a revoked driver’s license. The original charges are from a traffic stop in November 2008.
Suge Knight’s attorney, David Chesnoff, is currently travelling and has not commented on the arrest of Suge Knight due to traffic violations and misdemeanor drug charge. He also said that he had not spoken with Suge Knight yet.
David Chesnoff was the same attorney who represented Suge Knight when his felony drug and battery charges were dropped in December 2008. It was reported to have been followed by an incident where Suge Knight was accused of physically assaulting a woman with a knife at a parking lot near the Strip. Additionally, Suge Knight was also charged with felony possession of the drugs Ecstasy and hydrocodone. David Chesnoff said at the time that prosecutors had a difficult time collecting evidence and witness accounts.
Suge Knight, real name Marion Knight Jr., once played football for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He then went on to co-found Death Row Records, which helped rappers such as Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur rise to fame.
Suge Knight was at the wheel of a car in which Tupac Shakur was murdered back in 1996 in Las Vegas. Death Row records eventually went bankrupt and was sold.