Embattled hip hop mogul Suge Knight was stopped by cops with their guns drawn on him in L.A. on Friday afternoon, in what wound up being a case of mistaken identity. The L.A.P.D. had received a report of an assault, with the assailant matching Suge Knight’s description.
Knight accompanied the cops back to the police station, where everyone verified he was not, in fact, the man they were looking for. The police now say the initial report may have been a bogus one. Knight isn’t happy about what happened, and is now considering filing a lawsuit against the L.A.P.D. over what they are calling a misunderstanding.
Suge Knight spoke recently about the 20-year anniversary of Snoop Dogg’s debut album,Doggystyle. In a rare interview with Rolling Stonemagazine, he recalled some of the tensions that surrounded both Snoop Dogg and the record’s release.
“Snoop is an artist that is a great artist. So it’s good to give him his props about how greatDoggystyle was. What made Doggystyle historic is the work on it,” he said. “If you look at the album cover, everybody sued us and said it was degrading women. But even the guys who did the artwork, who wrote songs, who participated in videos, they were guys who were either wearing red or wearing blue. . . and it was a situation where they all got along. We’d go places and you might see twenty blue rags and twenty red rags. And that was never before seen.”
Just three days ago, Suge was quoted in an interview for HipHop DX, discussing the influences of West Coast rap. He mentioned Kris Kross, Da Brat, 50 Cent, and the late Notorious B.I.G., and said how much their sounds were all influenced by it.
Suge Knight is popping up just about everywhere lately–in magazines and online interviews. He likely didn’t expect to pop up having his picture taken as he leaned on a car, being frisked by cops–all while many of those cops pointed guns at him, however. That’s one scenario he definitely doesn’t want replayed–and it sounds like he might even plan to do something about it.
It didn’t take long for Twitter followers to chime in.
Do you think Suge Knight was really stopped in a case of mistaken identity or was he stopped for his past arrests–or perhaps even his association with the people he has worked with since Death Row Records began?
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