Suge Knight has filed a lawsuit against former friend Dr. Dre, accusing the rapper and entrepreneur of trying to have him murdered in August 2014, and then again just a few months later.
In court papers obtained by TMZ, Knight alleges that Dre did not want to pay him his 30 per cent stake in Beats by Dre after he sold the company to Apple.
Knight claims that he was owed the money because of a lifetime contract between him and Dre, but that Apple did not want him associated with the brand because he is currently on trial and facing a murder charge in the death of Terry Carter.
He is asking for $300million in his lawsuit, claiming that Dre made $1billion in the deal with Apple.
Dre‘s lawyer said in a statesmen after Knight filed his lawsuit:
‘Given that 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.’
Knight claims that the first time Dre tried to have him killed was in September 2014, when a gunman opened fire at a MTV Video Music Award hosted by Chris Brown at 1OAK in Los Angeles.
He was shot multiple times in the abdomen, chest and arm and the Los Angeles County Sheriff‘s Department later said through a spokesperson that the gunman appeared to target Knight.
In his lawsuit however Knight claims that a man named T-Money who was later questioned by the police said that he was hired by Dre to target Knight.
No arrests have been made in the case two years later, and earlier this year Knight sued party host Brown for failing to provide adequate security at the venue.
That lawsuit also accuses Brown of having gang ties, as well as a ‘well-documented track record of hosting events and/or parties in which violence frequently erupted.’
Knight claims that just a few months later, in January, Dre again tried to have him murdered, this time by Cle ‘Bone’ Sloan.
That incident occurred on the same day that Knight drove over Carter, killing the man.
Knight has claimed he only acted in self-defense however, trying to escape from Sloan.
‘I f***** him up!’ Sloan, a former gang member, told the Los Angeles County Sheriff‘s Department shortly after he too was hit by Knight‘s car.
Sloan reportedly admitted to attacking Knight, the co-founder of Death Row records, as he lay in a hospital bed suffering from multiple head wounds.
In his lawsuit, Knight claims that Dre paid Sloan $300,000 to try and have him killed that day.
Knight is also suing Apople and Tam‘s, the fast food restaurant where the incident with Sloan and Carter occurred in January of last year.
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