Suge Knight believes Dr. Dre tried to have him assassinated on more than one occasion. This according to a lawsuit filed by the former Death Row Records honcho, through which he seeks to be compensated a share of Dre’s earnings which he claims he was owed but never paid.
In the suit, Suge suggests that there is evidence that proves Dre paid hitmen to murder him, to rid himself of his financial obligation to his one-time label boss.
Knight’s lawsuit centers around Dre’s 2014 Beats by Dre deal with Apple, which he says he was never notified about. He cites Dre being bound to a lifetime management deal that he allegedly signed him to back in the 1990’s. The fallen mogul is pushing for a $300 million settlement, which would satisfy the 30% cut [of the billion dollar deal] he claims to be owed from any of Dre’s entertainment earnings.
The suit cites a man by the name of T-Money as having admitted he was paid to put a hit on Suge, upon questioning of a shooting that landed him in the hospital with seven bullet wounds in the abdomen.
Despite the supposed admission and footage from 37 cameras at the 1 OAK nightclub, no one was ever arrested for the 2014 VMA weekend shooting.
Knight’s assumption is that the incident was plotted by Dre, as he claims his 2015 confrontation with Terry Carter and Cle “Bone” Sloan by the set of “Straight Outta Compton,” was. Suge remains behind bars for running over and killing Carter, and seriously injuring Sloan in what he calls a case of self-defense. In the suit, he claims that Sloan was outright paid [$300,000] to initiate the alleged ambush-turned-hit and run.