So where do we start with Mr. Suge Knight? This dude is something else. I mean what grown ass man who is about to turn 50 years old and has four kids still acts the way that he does? He is caught up in another “scandal” which this time actually involves a fatal car accident. It’s like he doesn’t understand how to be an adult.
If you are unfamiliar with whom Suge Knight is, allow me to give you a little refresher. Born in Compton, he is the founder and CEO of Black Kapital Records and co-Founder of the infamous Death Row Records. He was involved in music in a big way during the 1990’s affiliated with acts such as Dr. Dre, Tupac (RIP) and Snoop Dog… or is it Snoop Lion… whatever the hell is calling himself now a days. He was a part of one of the biggest scandals in hip hop history with the shooting of Tupac Shakur. Everybody speculated and still do, that he had something to do with Pac’s death. From there, he’s been involved in numerous other “legal troubles” that has landed him in jail at least four other times. He has a rap sheet that reads like a novel and don’t let me get started on his probation violations.
Anyway, Suge was shot six times back in August of 2014 at a Chris Brown party (which he miraculously walked away from) and in October of last year he and comedian Katt Williams were arrested for stealing a camera from a female photographer. What the hell is up with black men not being able to act right? Why can’t they accept their fame, relish in it and just stay out of trouble? I mean come the hell on.
Well, Suge Knight’s legal woes are about to take a very ugly turn as he was recently arrested for murder in a fatal hit and run in Compton. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that one of the altercations took place after filming had finished on a promotional shoot for the upcoming N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton. Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and the Game were reportedly all on set for the promotional shoot, but had left before the crash occurred. According to the L.A. Times, Knight followed the two men to the parking lot of a nearby fast-food restaurant 20 minutes after the altercation and struck them with his red pickup truck. “Looks like he drove backwards and struck the victims and drove forwards and struck them again,” Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. John Corina said.
One of the men, Terry Carter, who is supposedly a friend of Suge’s (with friends like that…) later died. So as you can see this is not an accident that can be argued down in court as manslaughter. NO! Suge Knight deliberately hit the guy. Who the fuck does that? Two other men were also hit including Cle “Bone” Slone who has appeared in both “End of Watch” and “Training Day.” Hmmm, I wonder what happened to his character at the conclusion of these movies.
Carter is said to have worked at a local truck company and is an “OG” (Original Gangster) in the hood. An OG in the hood huh? Why does Suge even have these kinds of men around him?
It is clear that Suge has some mental issues he has got to sort though. If anger management was not a part of his probation, it definitely should have been. This, to me, is a perfect example of a man who thinks the rules don’t apply to him. For him to take matters into his own hands and use his car as a deadly weapon shows a great deal of arrogance and recklessness on his part.
What is he going to tell his children? How is he going to explain this to the cops, the media and whomever else he has to answer to? Or maybe that’s the issue right there. He has no one to answer to. This whole incident makes me sick to my stomach because it didn’t have to happen. It all comes down to choices and Suge Knight, without a doubt, made a poor decision in this case.
Reps for Dre and Cube have cleared up any suspicion about their personal involvement in the hit and run, confirming that they both were not on the set when it happened. Sources close to Suge… get this… says that the men Suge fought with were the instigators in the situation. Okay. And Suge feared for his life because he is in poor health, ya know due to the fact that he was shot six times a few months ago.
That’s interesting because if Suge really did fear for his life and if he really did want to get away for the situation, he would have gotten in his car and left. Not gotten in his car and ran over Carter.
My question through all of this is how does Suge Knight keep getting off? He obviously is a menace to society but is able to get away with some of the most heinous crimes. He steals from people, shoots people and now we can officially add murder to that list.
We may not have been able to pin Tupac’s death on him (officially) but he sure as hell can’t get away from this one.