The Death Row Records co-founder is suing Dre, who he believes was behind a 2014 nightclub shooting.
Suge Knight is currently in jail on murder charges from a hit and run, but the former CEO and co-founder of Death Row Records is dealing with more drama now that he’s suing Dr. Dre for allegedly hiring a hit man to kill him.
According to the lawsuit, Knight believes Dre was behind a 2014 nightclub shooting during which Suge was shot seven times
. Knight says the drama all started with Dre’s sale of Beats to Apple; the record producer claims he has a lifetime management deal that entitles him to 30 percent of Dre’s entertainment earnings. He alleges that this dispute is the reason Dre and Universal hired a hit man named Cle “Bone” Sloan to kill him.
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Knight is seeking $300 million, roughly 30 percent of what he believes he’s owed from the $1 billion Beats sale. Dre’s lawyers have responded to Knight’s claims, saying, “Dre has had zero interaction with Suge since leaving Death Row Records in 1996, we hope that Suge’s lawyer has lots of malicious prosecution insurance.”
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