Sources report that Suge Knight is suing Dr.Dre (Andre Young) for allegedly hiring a hitman to kill him. According to reports, Suge believes Dr.Dre hired an assassin to kill him over his Beats by Dre deal with Apple.
Knight claims that he and Dr.Dre had a lifetime management deal which entitled Suge Knight to 30% of Dre’s entertainment earnings. This included his partnership deal with Apple and Dre’s Beats by Dre brand.
The deal with Apple made Dr.Dre hip-hop’s first billionaire. However, the lawsuit names Apple, Universal, Dr.Dre, and Tam’s Burgers as “defendants for unspecified damages, including his 30% cut from Apple buying Beats for 3.2 billion dollars back in 2014.”
According to the suit, the doctor wanted out of the terms of his contract with Suge Knight and allegedly hired a hitman to murder Suge. Knight suffered wounds after being shot multiple times at the Hollywood nightclub 1 OAK in 2014 during the VMA weekend. Suge states that there were over 30 cameras in 1 OAK, but no one was arrested for the shooting. Court documents from April say that a person who goes by the name T-Money stated to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department that Dr.Dre paid him to kill Knight. Wait there’s more. The lawsuit also claims that Dr.Dre and Universal paid $300,000 to a man named Cle “Bone” Sloan to get rid of Suge Knight.
Knight is currently in jail for a hit-and-run that took place at Tam’s Burgers in Compton, California that led to the death of Terry Carter and injured Sloan. Knight says the hit-and-run was an accident and he was trying to flee an ambush. Suge Knight stated in court that the 1 OAK situation that took place in 2014 was the reason he was fearful of his life.
Dr.Dre’s lawyer tells TMZ that Suge is wrong as Dre and Suge haven’t associated with each other since 1996. “We hope that Suge’s lawyer has lots of malicious prosecution insurance,” Dr.Dre’s lawyer said.