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Suge Knight: Dr. Dre Hired Hitman, To Evade $300M Payment in Apple/Beats Headphone Deal

'Suge' Knight wants nearly one-third of the $1 billion Dr. Dre received when he sold Beats to Apple in 2014, and he claims the producer hired a hitman to evade the payment.

 

October 28, 2016

Dr. Dre Young NWA. 'Suge' Knight wants nearly one-third of the $1 billion Dr. Dre received when he sold Beats to Apple in 2014, and he claims the producer hired a hitman to evade the payment

American music executive 'Suge' Knight wants nearly one-third of the $1 billion Dr. Dre received when he sold Beats to Apple in 2014. In a lawsuit, he claims the producer hired a hitman to kill Dre in order to evade Apple making the payment, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Hollywood Reporter reported that the countersuit, filed by Knight's attorney, argues the two had a lifetime management agreement, which entitled Knight to 30 percent of Dre's earnings, including the sale to Apple.

The suit said Dre contracted the man who shot Knight seven times at a club in 2014. It said another attempt was made the night a man was run over and killed by Knight's pickup truck on the set of the movie Straight Outta Compton. Knight was charged with the man's murder and pleaded not guilty.

Dr. Dre's attorney, Howard King, issued a statement saying the two had zero interaction since 1996 and hopes Suge's lawyer has "malicious prosecution insurance," according to the report.

A spokesperson for Dre's Beats Electronics company did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

"Marion 'Suge' Knight's murder trial has been shrouded in much mystery. This cross-complaint reveals why," teases the suit in its introduction.

'Suge' Knight wants nearly one-third of the $1 billion Dr. Dre received when he sold Beats to Apple in 2014, and he claims the producer hired a hitman to evade the payment.

Read the full report from The Hollywood Reporter here. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/suge-knight-lawsuit-claims-dr-dre-tried-have-him-killed-940932

Marion Hugh "Suge" Knight Jr., 50 is a record producer, music executive, and a former American football defensive end for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He is the co-founder and former CEO of Death Row Records. Death Row Records rose to dominate the rap charts after Dr. Dre's breakthrough album The Chronic in 1992. After several years of chart successes for artists including Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Outlawz and Tha Dogg Pound, Death Row Records stagnated after Knight's incarceration on probation violation charges in September 1996 and went bankrupt in 2006.

In February 2015, Knight was charged with murder and attempted murder following a fatal hit-and-run in Compton, California. He pleaded not guilty to all charges

 

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