It’s a small blessing Suge Knight looks good in orange (that’s the first and last compliment I’ll ever give to him), because he could possibly spend the next 28 years head-to-toe in the color. According to TMZ and CNN, Suge Knight’s 2015 hit-and-run murder case is finally over and it ended with him pleading “no contest” to manslaughter.
The Los Angeles Times says that Suge Knight’s former attorneys Matthew Fletcher and Thaddeus Culpepper were arrested on Thursday on charges of acting as “accessories after the fact.” An L.A. County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson would only confirm that Matthew and Thaddeus were arrested, but wouldn’t say whether it was in connection with Suge’s 2015 murder charge for running over two people, killing one. TMZ says it has everything to do with that.
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.
Poor Suge Knight just can’t catch a break. Despite already being in jail on murder charges (this is basically Suge’s default position. If you’re not sure where Suge is at any given moment, check the L.A. County lockup. If he’s not in there, check behind your shoulder, because he’s probably about to murder you), Suge was just indicted for making death threats against F. Gary Gray, the director of Straight Outta Compton.
Earlier this week, we learned that Suge Knight had allegedly corroborated a theory in a documentary called Tupac Assassination: Battle for Compton. Suge allegedly believes that Tupac Shakur’s murder was an accident and he was the real target. It was also suggested that Suge’s ex-wife Sharitha Golden ordered the hit on Suge. Since everyone knows it’s not good to be on Suge’s bad side, I’m surprised Sharitha didn’t immediately change her name to Mrs. Not Suges-Exwife and flee the country. Instead of doing that, she sent TMZ a video she recorded about the situation.
Last year, Suge Knight sued Dr. Dre for allegedly trying to have him killed to prevent him from getting his hands on $300 million of Dre’s dollars. People have tried to shoot Suge many times before that, but he might be more common of a target than we realize. According to the filmmakers of a new documentary called Tupac Assassination: Battle for Compton, Suge claims that the gunfire that killed Tupac Shakur in Las Vegas back in 1996 was meant for him.