Suge Knight: Dr. Dre Ordered Hit Over Old Death Row Records Contract

Suge Knight: Dr. Dre Ordered Hit Over Old Death Row Records Contract

We previously told you that Suge Knight trial started and now the former Death Row Records mogul is claiming Dr. Dre tried to have him murdered.

Read on to see why Suge Knight claims Dr. Dre is behind the melee that ended with him driving over and killing Terry Carter…

Suge Knight: Dr. Dre Ordered Hit Over Old Death Row Records Contract has heard that Suge Knight believes the producer hired two men to kill him

According to Suge Knight, it didn’t start at Tam’s Burgers in Compton where the events that led to the death of Terry Carter. Read backstory here…

No, Suge Knight is saying that it runs deeper. In fact, it goes back to the 1990s, when they ended their business relationship.

What Suge is saying is that he had a lifetime deal with Dr. Dre despite him leaving to start Aftermath on his own. See, Dre allegedly signed a deal that locked him down for life, so no matter what he makes he owes Suge.

Suge Claims an old Death Row Records Contract has Dr. Dre Owing him for life:

To weigh in on that, Dre can easily fight that in court and have Suge’s contract thrown out. Knight has always been like a hired muscle trying to bully people out of their hard-earned coin. However, Suge is claiming that the “The Next Episode” rappers contract states that Knight gets 30% of all earnings made.

This means that the 53-year-old incarcerated rap mogul believes that Dre owes him money for monies made from the $3 billion deal between Apple and Beats.

Once again, Dre can have the contract thrown out. A contract only lasts as long as a studio is working with an artist. If Dre signed some other dumb deal than it’s on him and he needs to have it amended. Once he left Death Row the deal was null and void, which can be thrown out in a court of law and Suge will get nothing.

Though, Suge told The Blast:

They also got the paper trail with all the cheques and proof of when they talked to the witnesses saying that Dre came to them first and asked the two guys how much it cost to get rid of me.

He adds:

And they said, ‘What you mean by getting rid of?’ And they said, ‘Kill him.’!

Suge has been behind bars for three-and-a-half years before striking a deal last month, which he said he was forced to do. For more backstory read here…

He explained:

So when they gave me an attorney, he has seen me two times in eight months and told me he went to the court and said he needed help and other attorneys. And they told him no. He said no way he can do my trial because he really don’t know the case and he won’t win.

So if somebody stacks the deck against you, to the point where they’re not trying to fight for you, and let you get the attorneys you wish to have, what can you do?

Suge Knight Looks Forward to Sentencing:

While Suge – who has been hospitalized multiple times while in prison – is unlikely to get out of jail until he’s at least 70, he’s confident he will see the light of day again.

Where it stands now, Suge will more than likely stay behind bars until he’s 70. We previously reported he is facing up to 28 years behind bars.  In addition, he is looking forward to moving to a more permanent facility because he hasn’t received proper medical attention since he’d been behind bars. He will be sentenced on Thursday.

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