Suge Knight is a former American record producer, music executive, former American football player, and incarcerated felon.
Suge Knight was born on 19 April 1965, Compton, California, United States. He is 54 years old as of now.
Suge Knight Wife
Suge Knight married Michel’le in 1999 but they separated in 2007. Michel’le Denise Toussant, known mononymously as Michel’le, is an American R&B singer and songwriter.
She is best known for her songs from the late–1980s to the early–1990s. Her most notable songs were two Billboard R&B chart-toppers “No More Lies” and “Something In My Heart”.
Suge Knight Son-Kids
He has five children, three sons[Taj Knight, Andrew Knight, Legend Knight]and two daughters[Bailei Knight and Posh Knight].
Suge Knight Net Worth
Despite having generated over $750 million in net revenue through the sales of albums as CEO of Death Row Records, he is today said to have an estimated net worth of just $200 thousand.
He filed for bankruptcy in 2006 after the IRS announced he was owing $6.5 million in back taxes.
Suge Knight Tupac
He came with claims that the wild Tupac Shakur According to the Death Row Records heir, Pac is not only alive but he’s working on new music in the studio. Knight posted on Instagram, “I got Pac back in the studio. New music coming.”He doubled down in the comments adding, “This ain’t a joke. #NewDeathRow ??/?? Coming soon.” He dragged it and asked producers to send beats for this project. “I need the hottest producer to work on a project for ‘Pac,” he posted.“First, they call you crazy. Then they doubt you. And then they forget how they were treating you at first,” he said after people questioned his sanity. This isn’t the first time Suge Knight Jr. made outrageous claims about Pac. Last October he claimed that he was alive and living in Malaysia. He later posted a video appearing seemingly paranoid and someone was allegedly following him for speaking the truth. “I’m not on drugs,” he wrote in a follow-up post.
Suge Knight and Ray J
Suge Knight has entrusted long-time friend Ray J to keep up his cash flow while he’s behind bars. According to reports, the Death Row Records founder signed over his life rights to the singer/reality star, entrusting him to chose the right projects for film, TV, book publications and more.
Sources claim that a documentary on Suge and Death Row Records is currently in development, along with an album of unreleased Tupac Shakur songs. Discussions of bringing the defunct record label back have also been on the table, but the revival will need more investors — a job Suge entrusts Ray to fulfill. Suge is currently serving a 28-year prison sentence after pleading no contest to a charge of voluntary manslaughter from January 2015 when he struck and killed 55-year-old Terry Carter and injured Cle “Bones” Sloan in a hit-and-run. However, his sentence could be reduced to just over 10 years due to credit for time served and prison overcrowding.
Suge Knight 2019-Now-Currently-News
Suge Knight‘s rise and fall are going to be immortalized in writing … and he says he’s tapped Nick Cannon to write the book. Suge shared the big news Monday during a phone call from his state prison in San Diego … revealing Nick’s plan to author the story of his life. So, why Nick?!? Suge says he considers him one of the most respected people in Hollywood, and that’s why he’s trusting Nick with the monumental biography task. Nick’s joining Ray J in helping Suge cash in on his legacy … as we first told you, the former Death Row Records boss signed over his life rights to Ray J, giving Ray the green light to use his likeness in movies, music, publications and all types of media. Suge clarified that Ray J won’t be the only one calling the shots, saying his fiancee Toi-Linn Kelly has his power of attorney. However, we’ve seen the contract with Ray, and it gives him creative control. In fact, Suge says Ray is also going to handle the future of Death Row Records, and it sounds like there’s a new album in the works. Suge sounds confident he’ll be out of prison sooner than later. As we’ve reported, he struck a 28-year plea deal in his murder case last year, but due to prison overcrowding and getting credit for time served … he could be released in little over a decade. One thing’s for certain … Suge’s got a helluva tale, so Nick’s got his work cut out for him.
Suge Knight Notorious B.I.G
Retired LAPD detective Greg Kading, who worked for three years on a gang task force that included the Wallace case, alleges that the rapper was shot by Wardell “Poochie” Fouse, an associate of Knight, who died on July 24, 2003, after being shot in the back while riding his motorcycle in Compton.
Suge Knight Nfl
Knight went undrafted in the 1987 NFL Draft but was invited to the Los Angeles Rams training camp. He was cut by the Rams during camp, but he became a replacement player during the 1987 NFL Players Strike and played two games for the Rams.
Suge Knight Prison
He is also known for his numerous legal issues. In September 2018, Knight pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in a fatal 2015 hit-and-run and was sentenced to 28 years in prison.
Suge Knight Eazy E
It is believed Wright contracted the infection from a sexual partner. During the week of March 20, having already made amends with Ice Cube, he drafted a final message to his fans. On March 26, 1995, Eazy-E died from complications of AIDS, one month after his diagnosis.
Suge Knight 1995 convictions
In a 1995 federal case, Knight pleaded no contest to two felony convictions: armed robbery and assault with a firearm.
Suge Knight1996 probation violation leading to incarceration
In 1996, Knight was sentenced to nine years in prison for a probation violation.
Suge Knight 2003 conviction and incarceration
In 2003, Knight was sent to prison again for violating parole when he struck a parking lot attendant. Death Row Records’ income rapidly declined during Knight’s recurrent incarceration.
In 2006, Knight was engaged in another dispute with a former friend and ex-associate Snoop Dogg after Snoop insulted him in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine.
Suge Knight 2008 altercation
On May 10, 2008, Knight was involved in an altercation involving a monetary dispute outside of a nightclub (“Shag”) in Hollywood. He was unconscious for three minutes. At the hospital, he did not cooperate with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).
Suge Knight 2008 bankruptcy
As part of an October 30, 2008, bankruptcy claim, Knight also filed a lawsuit against Kanye West and his associates. The lawsuit concerns an August 2005 shooting at West’s pre-video Music Awards party, where Knight was wounded by a gunshot to the upper leg.
Suge Knight 2009 altercation
In February 2009, Knight was taken to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn to be treated for facial injuries he received during an altercation at a private party in the W Scottsdale Hotel, where Knight was reportedly punched.
Suge Knight 2012 arrest
On February 8, 2012, Knight was arrested in Las Vegas, after police found cannabis in his car and several warrants for prior traffic violations.
Suge Knight 2014 shooting
On August 24, 2014, Knight was shot at a pre-video Music Awards party hosted by Chris Brown at a West Hollywood Sunset Strip nightclub. Although shot six times, he was able to walk from the venue to an ambulance. His injuries required surgery. It is reported by investigators that evidence from closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage showed that Knight was the intended target of the shooting. Knight was released from the hospital on August 27. Friend Keith Middlebrook told the New York Daily News that Knight returned home with the intentions to “heal up in a few days and be stronger than ever.
Knight refused to cooperate with law enforcement on the matter. Jeezy later claimed on the Breakfast Club that he would have been shot had he not been pushed out of the way just prior to the shots.
Suge Knight Prosecution on charges of robbery
On October 29, 2014, Knight and comedian Katt Williams were both arrested and charged with second-degree robbery in connection with an alleged theft of a camera from a paparazzi photographer the previous month in Beverly Hills, California. While in jail, doctors found a blood clot in Knight’s lung. Both Knight and Williams pleaded not guilty to robbery. In 2016, the robbery trial was delayed until the resolution of the unrelated murder trial.
Suge Knight Prosecution on charges of murder
On January 29, 2015, Knight crashed his car into two men, killing Terry Carter (his friend and co-founder of Heavyweight Records) and fled the scene in Compton, California. The second victim, filmmaker Cle Sloan, suffered a mangled foot and head injuries. Witnesses claimed Knight followed the men to a burger stand parking lot after an argument on the Straight Outta Compton film set, and that the collision looked intentional. Security footage video showed Knight running over both men. Knight claimed he acted in self-defense. He was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter.
In March 2015, Knight was hospitalized after he told a judge that he was suffering from blindness and other complications. Knight fired attorneys handling his murder case and said he was receiving inadequate medical treatment while in custody. The same month, a court set bail for his release for US$25 million. Knight collapsed in court shortly after the bail set was announced.
On April 16, 2015, Knight’s bail was reduced to US$10 million. In July 2015, Knight’s lawyer claimed that Knight might have a brain tumor on the same day that Knight’s request for lower bail was refused. In January 2016, Knight changed counsel in his murder trial for the fourth time. In May 2016, three attorneys replaced the two hired earlier in the year. In July 2016, the judge denied Knight’s motion to reveal the identities of several key prosecution witnesses, citing Knight’s long history of violence.
Knight became emotional after the ruling, stating that because of his health problems, he will die in jail. In March 2017, Knight was hospitalized after suffering from blood clots, a condition that has been affecting him for two years. Knight’s hospitalization delayed the trial to September 2018. When September arrived, Knight pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter. The judge sentenced Knight to 28 years in prison. As of December 2018, he was incarcerated at RJ Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego.
Suge Knight Prosecution on charges of threatening death
In August 2017, a grand jury indicted Knight on charges of “threatening death or bodily injury” for sending threatening text messages to F. Gary Gray, the director of Straight Outta Compton, on August 8, 2014. Knight pleaded not guilty to the charge, and the charge was dropped as part of Knight’s plea agreement in the death of Terry Carter.
Suge Knight Vanilla Ice
In 1990, when he was riding high in the charts with his hit “Ice Ice Baby”, Miami rapper Vanilla Ice was visited in his Beverly Hills hotel suite by would-be music mogul Suge Knight and several associates.
Suge Knight Death Row Records
Dr. Dre and The D.O.C. wanted to leave both N.W.A and their label, Ruthless Records, run by Eazy-E, another member of N.W.A. According to N.W.A’s manager Jerry Heller, Knight and his henchmen threatened Heller and Eazy-E with lead pipes and baseball bats to make them release Dre, The D.O.C., and Michel’le from their contracts. Ultimately, Dre and D.O.C. co-founded Death Row Records in 1991 with Knight, who vowed to make it “the Motown of the ’90s”.
Initially, Knight fulfilled his ambitions: he secured a distribution deal with Interscope, and Dre’s 1992 solo debut album, The Chronic, went on to Triple Platinum status in the United States by the end of 1993.It also made a career for Dre’s protégé, Snoop Dogg, whose own debut album Doggystyle obtained a Quadruple Platinum certification in the United States in 1994.
Meanwhile, Death Row had begun a public feud with 2 Live Crew’s Luther Campbell, and when Knight traveled to Miami for a hip-hop convention in 1993, he was apparently seen openly carrying a stolen gun.
The following year, he opened a private, by-appointment-only nightclub in Las Vegas called Club 662, so named because the numbers spelled out MOB on telephone keypads, MOB standing for Member of Bloods. In 1995, he ran afoul of activist C. Delores Tucker, whose criticism of Death Row’s glamorization of the “gangsta” lifestyle may have helped scuttle a lucrative deal with Time Warner.