Terrifying jailbird Suge Knight looks to be trying to revive his October 2016 claim that his former Death Row Records colleague Dr. Dre paid to have his large, seemingly bullet-resistant ass killed. Suge is currently incarcerated while awaiting a murder trial (as well as trying to avoid being sucked to Hell by his cell’s haunted toilet).
In a new court filing obtained by TMZ, the bullet-ridden Knight (he was shot 7 times and survived!!!) claims that Dre wrote a check for $20,000 to one Dwayne Johnson to rub him out. That would be a really, really, really big eraser. You would think The Rock had enough scratch from all the pro wrestling and car chase movies to not have to moonlight as a hired killer.
Suge says that he and a private investigator met with Dwayne “Not The Rock” Johnson in July 2016. It was there that Suge claims to have seen a Dr. Dre-signed check for $20K to be used as payment for his demise. Suge must have felt flattered because this was supposedly only the initial installment. (It’s like murder layaway!) via the New York Daily News
Knight writes in the legal docs that he was told in that meeting that the check was meant to be a partial payment for “Dwayne Johnson to participate in (his) murder.
Last October, Suge filed a lawsuit against Dre for the very same reason. The suit claims that due to an agreement from back in the heady days of G-Funk, Suge is owed 30% of all of Dre’s future entertainment earnings. I’m terrible at math but Dre made close to a billion when he sold Beats by Dre to our planetary overlords at Apple. The lethal hip-hop teddy bear would get a whole mess of dollars if things went his way. Suge says that Dre wants him toe-tagged so he can’t get his hands on any of his money.
Dr. Dre’s rep has pronounced the allegations as “absurd.”
Suge also claims that the hit on him was scheduled to take part on the same day (Jan 29, 2015) that he ended up running over Heavyweight Records founder Terry Carter and an alleged hitman known as Cle “Bone” Sloan. Bone Sloan was supposedly hired by Dre and Universal Pictures (producers of the Oscar-nominated N.W.A. bio Straight Outta Compton) to kill Suge for $300,000. (Dwayne “Not The Rock” Johnson really needs to up his fee.) The hit-n-run incident occurred at a Compton burger stand after an argument on the Straight Outta Compton set a few blocks away. Terry Carter was killed, Bone Sloan was injured, and Suge is currently awaiting trial. His lawyers are claiming it was an accident and Suge was trying to avoid getting murked by Sloan. Dwayne “Not The Rock” Johnson was allegedly on the scene for that incident as well.
Suge’s been in jail since that auto-slaughter, and his trial is set to begin this coming January.
Murder and mayhem trail Suge like his cigar smoke and, sure, plenty of people probably want him removed from this plane of existence. But who in hell writes a check for a hit? Imagine balancing your checkbook and making sure to include “Hitman” alongside “Groceries” and “T-Mobile?” Wait, who writes checks anymore? Do hitmen take PayPal?
And if Universal Pictures is in the habit of killing to protect their money, someone over there should have taken The Mummy reboot out back and shot it before it got to theaters.