Suge Knight and Dr. Dre go way back. If you ever caught Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre’s The Defiant Ones, you can get a sense of how pivotal Suge was in shaping Death Row records, and how equally pivotal he was in bringing upon its downfall. Unfortunately, the connection between Suge and Dre took a tragic turn, when the former showed up on the Straight Outta Compton film set, where he fatally ran over Terry Carter and injured another man, Cle Sloan. Now, Suge is currently awaiting trial for charges of murder and attempted murder, to which he has plead not guilty. However, that hasn’t stopped Suge from attempting to stir the pot from behind the scenes, and his latest accusation seems ripped out of a movie.
TMZ somehow managed to get their hands on some new legal documents, in which Suge claims to have seen a $20K check issued by Dr. Dre. The check was allegedly shown to him by a man named Dwayne Johnson (not to be confused with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson), and was apparently “blood money” in exchange for a hit on Suge’s life. TMZ’s report claims that Suge, Johnson, and a private investigator, where Johnson told them that he was given a partial payment of $20K in exchange for murdering Knight. This allegedly went down around the time Suge ran over Terry Carter.
If you think this sounds crazy, you wouldn’t be alone in that assessment. Dr. Dre’s legal team have branded the accusations “absurd,” and other than that, have yet to issue further comment. It’s kind of insane how even after all these years, Suge Knight has still found a way to keep his name in the media, and there’s no telling when his long-running feud with Dre will come to an end.