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Currently, Suge Knight is sitting behind bars awaiting trial for the 2015 murder of his friend Terry Carter during a confrontation in Compton.
Knight claims self-defense. Suge Knight Jr. spoke about his father’s trial at Floyd Mayweather’s 40th birthday celebration.
“The trial hasn’t started yet. His next court date will be on March 27th. That’s the court date we came with from two days ago. Right now, we’re still working it out, and I’m fighting for his civil rights and being his voice. The courts took his voice, and he can’t choose his own lawyer. He’s being mistreated in jail, neglected. They’re taking away his civil rights. I’m his son and just trying to speak for my father. I also started my new legacy through a label as well,” he said.
During his interview on the red carpet, Knight Jr. also spoke on the last time he had a conversation with his father.
“I only said a few words because I only see him in court. It’s been two years since I’ve seen him in the court. Those few words were, ‘I love you, Dad’ and ‘Don’t worry.’ That’s it. He looked at me and wrote a note to his lawyer Thaddeus [Culpepper], and I got it the next day, and it said, ‘Son, I thank you for coming to see me. I appreciate it. I love you and I know you can do it,” Knight Jr. said.
Knight Jr. gave his thoughts on how he wants his father to be portrayed in Tupac’s biopic, All Eyez on Me and looks forward to a Death Row Biopic.
“All I can hope is that they present him in the right and correct way. Pretty soon you can look forward to the Death Row biopic as well. We’re working on that one as well. … I don’t want to say right now [who we are working with] and it’s under construction. We’re working on it. Look out for it coming next year or summer coming up,” he said.