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Suge Knight just made a serious allegation against Dr. Dre


Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight is a man with quite a lot on his plate.

Firstly, he’s currently in jail on murder charges after being involved in a hit-and-run back in January 2015 - if he’s found guilty of the charges, he could be facing life in prison. Which has got to be pretty stressful.

Secondly, he’s locked away in solitary confinement having had all of his privileges revoked back in January for reasons that weren’t immediately made clear, but that his defence are now claiming were to cover up a ‘massive scandal.’ One that, wait for it, apparently links a hitman, Dr Dre and an attempt on Suge Knights life.

Woah, right.

The filing from attorney Thaddeus Culpepper (now that is a cool name) suggests that Knight's restrictions are in place to prevent him "connecting" his murder charge to an August 2014 incident when Knight was shot multiple times in a nightclub.

It appears that the same primary detective investigated both cases and told Knight that a man known as "Tee-Money" has confessed to being one of the shooters - and that "Dr. Dre paid him and a friend $50,000 to kill Knight".

The filing also alleges that an off-duty sheriff deputy "was seen on video letting the gunmen in the front door" before later being seen at the airport "helping the gunmen flee the country". Apparently, police then "inexplicably released Tee-Money", according to Culpepper.

Dr. Dre's lawyers have said to TMZ that the filing is "ridiculous".

But then they would say that, right?

The two, of course, used to run the phenomenally-successful Death Row Records, which released tracks by Dre himself, as well as Snoop Dogg, Tupac Shakur, Nate Dogg and many more. However, after violence around the label involving Knight's associates, Dre walked out on the label to found Aftermath Entertainment, angering Knight, with the feud continuing to the present day.

Does the bad blood run deep enough for this sort of action though? We shall soon see.

[via Pitchfork]

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