Suge Knight, 53, has granted his first interview since accepting a plea deal that could land him behind bars for over 20 years.
In the interview which he granted from jail, the former rap mogul touched on a wide range of topics, including 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 said: 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.
And they said, ‘What you mean by get rid of?’ And they said, ‘Kill him.’
The beef between both men can be traced back to the 90s when the two hip-hop bosses 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 put a hit out on him during a 2014 nightclub shooting that left him riddled with multiple gunshot wounds and also on that fatal day in January 2015 at Tam’s Burgers in Compton.
In January 2015 Suge got into a fight with his longtime rival, Cle “Bone” Sloan, a consultant on the NWA biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’. Video surveillance footage captured the moment Knight backed his truck into Sloan outside a burger stand, before driving it into businessman Terry Carter, who died from his injuries. Knight’s lawyers claimed it was an act of self-defence.
It is Suge 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.
As for why Suge decided to take the plea deal instead of trying his luck at trial, he claims he had no choice.
Suge 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 Dr Dre is responsible for landing him behind bars.