TMZ: Suge Knight Sues Dr. Dre For Allegedly Hiring Hit Man To Kill Him Over Apple-Beats Deal
October 24, 2016 at 1:13 PM (PT)
SUGE KNIGHT claims that DR. DRE hired a hitman to kill him in a lawsuit... and it's all over proceeds from the rapper's successful BEATS BY DRE company, according to TMZ.
KNIGHT insists he had a lifetime management deal with DRE, which entitled him to a 30% cut of his entertainment earnings. SUGE alleges DRE tried to cut him out of the BEATS deal with APPLE, in part because the tech company didn't want its brand associated with the gangsta rap mogul.
DRE's solution, according to the lawsuit, was to hire a hitman to kill KNIGHT at 1 OAK during the 2014 VMAs weekend. SUGE was shot seven times in the stomach, but recovered.
The suit claims the L.A. COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT questioned a man named T-MONEY about the shooting, and he told investigators he was paid by DRE (real name: ANDRE YOUNG) to kill KNIGHT. SUGE says, despite 37 cameras in 1 OAK, no arrests were made.
In JANUARY, 2015, when SUGE drove to TAM's BURGERS in COMPTON, CA. The suit claims DRE and UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP -- which produced "Straight Outta Compton" -- paid CLE "BONE" SLOAN $300,000, suggesting he would take care of the "SUGE" problem."
SUGE struck SLOAN with his truck, seriously injuring him. KNIGHT also ran over TERRY CARTER and killed him, but KNIGHT says it was an accident and he was trying to escape an ambush.
SUGE is suing DRE, APPLE, UNIVERSAL and TAM'S for unspecified damages. Among his proposed haul -- 30% of DRE's take from the BEATS sale. DRE got $1 billion, so SUGE wants around $300 million.
A lawyer for DR. DRE tells TMZ, "Given that DRE has had zero interaction with SUGE since leaving DEATH ROW RECORD in 1996, we hope that SUGE's lawyer has lots of malicious prosecution insurance."