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Judge Refuses To Lower The Bail For Suge Knight

7/18/2015 9:15am EDT
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A Los Angeles judge has refused to reduce rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight's bail, which is currently set at $10 million.

On Friday, Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen made the ruling after watching a new video of the fatal hit-and-run incident that Knight's defense attorneys claim proves Knight was escaping from armed attackers when he ran over and killed a man and injured another on the set of a film in Compton.

Coen said "there's nothing new in the video" and disregarded claims by Knight's attorneys that prosecutors unfairly portrayed the rapper as a gang member. Knight's legal team claim...

Suge Knight's Court Drama Intensifies

4/9/2015 8:29am EDT
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Marion "Suge" Knight fired his attorney and has until the end of May to hire a new one to represent him in his felony robbery case.

The hip-hop star is being charged with "forcibly" grabbing a camera from a female paparazzo in Beverly Hills, Calif., in September 2014. If he's found guilty, he could face 25 years in prison. Knight has denied all charges, and his friend Katt Williams, who was also charged, has pleaded not guilty to one count of robbery.

On Wednesday, Knight went to court to tell Judge Ronald Coen that he dumped attorney David Kenner. He appeared in court in a wheelchair aft...

Will Hip Hop Star's Bail Be Set At $25 Million?

3/20/2015 12:06pm EDT
Prosecutors Want Suge Knight's Bail Set At $25 Million
Prosecutors are seeking to set bail for Marion "Suge" Knight's hit-and-run murder case at $25 million due to the star's violent past.

In January, the Death Row Records co-founder was charged with murder and attempted murder after running over and killing his friend Terry Carter and injuring Cle "Bone" Sloan in a burger stand parking lot in Los Angeles. The incident took place on the film set for documentary "Straight Outta Compton."

Knight has pleaded not guilty to both counts. Knight faces up to life in prison if convicted. His attorney David Kenner has said Knight was ambushed.

On Thur...

Why Is Suge Knight Going Blind?

3/3/2015 11:51am EST
Suge Knight Sent To Hospital For 3rd Time Due To Blindness
Death Row records co-founder Suge Knight claims to have lost full sight in one eye and 85 percent of his sight in the other. His recent health problems have reportedly been brought on by an incident where the music mogul was shot six times.

According to the Associated Press, Knight revealed in court Monday (March 2) that he’s going blind, is having trouble understanding his murder case, and has fired his lawyers.

The once-feared music executive faces murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run, as well as prior felony charges.

Knight also said that he lost 35 pounds after the incident, and ...

Suge Knight Has Panic Attack In Court

2/4/2015 11:22am EST
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Marion "Suge" Knight was hospitalized for chest pains on Tuesday shortly after he pleaded not guilty to murder stemming from a hit-and-run last week. He is currently under evaluation.

The former rap mogul ran over and killed his friend Terry Carter and injured Cle "Bone" Sloan in a burger stand parking lot in Los Angeles on Thursday. The incident took place on the film set for documentary "Straight Outta Compton."

Knight's attorneys claim he was running away from an attack, but authorities believe he intentionally tried to strike the men with his pickup truck.

Knight has been charged wit...

Suge Knight Facing Life In Prison

2/2/2015 11:36pm EST
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Death Row Records founder Suge Knight may soon be finding himself on death row -- or at least close to it -- after a hit-and-run incident on Thursday left one man dead and another injured.

The hip hop mogul was formally charged with murder on Monday after killing a friend during an altercation on a movie set. Knight's bail was set at $2 million, but a judge revoked it before the charges were filed when the county bail commissioner deemed him to be a flight risk.

Shortly after Knight's bail was revoked, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey charged him with murder, attempted pr...

Suge Knight Kills Friend In Hit And Run

1/30/2015 7:18am EST
Suge Knight Kills Friend In Hit And Run, Turns Self In
Hip-Hop mogul Suge Knight may have just killed a man in a hit and run.

The incident began last night on a movie shoot in Compton, featuring Dr. Dre and Ice Cube. Knight drove on to the set, where a physical altercation began between him and two unknown men.

After the fight broke out, Knight got back into his car and fled the scene- but in driving away, he ran over and killed another man.

TMZ claims that Knight was so quick to get out of there because he's already in poor health (Knight was grievously wounded in a shooting last year).

They also claim the man he ran over was Terry Carter...

2014 Celebrity Arrests: 20 Stars Who Drank Too Much, Punched Photographers & Even Committed Murder

12/8/2014 1:50pm EST
20 Celebrities Who Were Arrested In 2014
The following celebrities have made Santa's naughty list this year for their bad behavior...

Pop star Justin Bieber had a whole lot of trouble with the law this year. The singer was first arrested in Miami Beach, Fla., in January on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), driving with an over six month expired license and resisting arrest without violence. The case was later settled with a plea bargain.

Also in January, the singer egged a neighbor's house, causing thousands of dollars worth of damage. He was charged with one misdemeanor count of vandalism.

In September, Bieber wa...

Suge Knight Surrenders To Police

11/6/2014 8:09am EST
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Police have taken Suge Knight into custody for allegedly stealing a photographer's camera in September. The hip-hop star went to court with his attorney in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Wednesday to formally surrender to authorities. He pleaded not guilty, and bail was set at $500,000.

Last week Knight was arrested in Las Vegas because he and comedian Katt Williams "forcibly" grabbed a camera from a female paparazzo in Beverly Hills earlier this fall. He was charged with one felony count of robbery and jailed so he could appear on court on Thursday for a separate traffic citation stemming back...

Suge Knight & Katt Williams Are In Trouble With The Law Again

10/30/2014 9:15am EDT
Suge Knight & Katt Williams Arrested For Stealing A Camera
Hip hop star Suge Knight and comedian Katt Williams have been arrested for allegedly stealing a paparazzo's camera back in September. On Wednesday, Knight was taken into custody in Las Vegas, Nevada, while Williams was arrested while appearing in court on a separate case. Both have been charged with one count of robbery.

The pair reportedly took a camera belonging to a female photographer after they chased her down in alley in Beverly Hills, Calif. She had taken photos of them after leaving a recording studio, Sgt. Max Subin told the Los Angeles Times.

It took officials a few weeks to bui...

NYPD 'Hip-Hop Police' Monitor Stars Such As Drake & Chris Brown

8/30/2014 5:07pm EDT
In the wake of Marion "Suge" Knight's shooting at a club in Los Angeles, a police force tasked with monitoring personal appearances by controversial hip-hop stars is stepping up its surveillance of hip-hop stars.

The elite squad is known as the "Hip-Hop Police" and reportedly focuses its work on musicians such as Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Fabolous, Wiz Khalifa, Fat Joe, Drake and Chris Brown.

The squad monitors rap concerts and nightclub appearances by those who allegedly cause trouble. According to the New York Post, law enforcement officials are increasing their efforts following the shoo...

Suge Knight Recovers From Surgery Following Nightclub Shooting

8/25/2014 8:22am EDT
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Rap mogul Suge Knight is recovering from a nightclub incident over the weekend in which he was shot in the stomach and arm. Following surgery, his family said in a statement: "The family of Suge Knight ask that you keep Suge in your prayers and to stray away from the negativity portrayed by the media.

"Suge is currently resting and has lost a lot of blood, he's human. He's done a lot of things for the community and the culture as a whole so we ask that you respect that."

Knight, 49, was shot early Sunday morning at a pre-MTV Video Music Awards party at West Hollywood hot spot 1Oak nightcl...

Producer Suge Knight Shot Multiple Times At Pre-VMA Party Hosted By Chris Brown

8/24/2014 2:17pm EDT
Producer Suge Knight Shot Multiple Times At Pre-VMA Party Hosted
Music producer Marion "Suge" Knight was shot Saturday night at a pre-MTV Video Music Awards party at West Hollywood hot spot 1Oak nightclub that was hosted by Chris Brown.

According to, knight was shot multiple times but left the club on his own, where he was seen outside getting into a police cruiser before being taken to the hospital by ambulance. The 49-year-old producer was reportedly hit in at least the stomach and in the arm.

Some eyewitnesses claim that four shots were fired, while others say it was five shots, so we're not exactly sure about the details considering TMZ's c...

Suge Knight Questions Whether Tupac Shakur Is Really Dead

4/21/2012 4:00pm EDT
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Rap mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight has fuelled conspiracy theories suggesting Tupac Shakur is still alive - reminding fans that no one saw the hip-hop icon dead.

Knight made the comments about Pac during a radio chat in Los Angeles on Friday, just five days after his rap rivals Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre wowed fans at the Coachella festival by projecting a hologram of Shakur onstage during their headlining set on Sunday.

And, with the world talking about the supposedly slain rap superstar again, Knight has taken the opportunity to suggest his old pal is alive, well and in hiding.

The fallen rap ...

This Week's Shining & Falling Stars: Russell Brand And Suge Knight

2/10/2012 2:27pm EST
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Shining star - Russell Brand: The British comedian shows Starpulse he's more than just a funny man through his "amicable" divorce to Katy Perry.

A judge has granted the pop princess and king of comedy a divorce this week, although it won't be finalized until July.

Reports indicate, Brand filed the final divorce docs Wednesday, and reportedly doesn't want a single penny from his wealthy wife. Now I don't know about you, but this guy is a class act! Perry made a whopping $44 million between May 2010 and May 2011, according to Forbes, utterly out-earning Brand. And because the two didn't sig...

Suge Knight Arrested

2/9/2012 3:24pm EST
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Rap mogul Suge Knight was taken into custody by Las Vegas cops on Wednesday after they discovered an outstanding warrant on his record during a traffic stop.

Knight was pulled over by police for making an unsafe lane change and while reviewing his details, the cops were alerted to a request for his immediate arrest stemming from minor traffic violations.

The 46 year old, who was also found to be carrying marijuana, was taken to a nearby jail for processing and released.

According to, the Death Row Records co-founder is currently under three-years unsupervised probation for drivin...

Suge Knight Documentary In The Works

9/28/2011 2:24pm EDT
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The life of rap mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight is to be the focus of a new documentary by Training Day director Antoine Fuqua.

The film will tell the story of the controversial Death Row Records co-founder covering his rise to fame, his time at the record label and the music era during his heyday.

The project is to be produced for Showtime network and Knight's new company Black Kapital will be in charge of the film's soundtrack, according to

Fuqua had been due to work on a biopic of hip-hop legend Tupac Shakur, but he exited the project earlier this year.

Suge Knight Sentenced To Three Years' Probation

8/21/2011 6:29pm EDT
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Rap mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight has been sentenced to three years' probation for driving on a suspended license.

The former Death Row Records boss' truck was impounded in February after cops stopped him in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and realized he didn't have a legal license.

Knight pleaded no contest to the charge and he's now been sentenced to 36 months unsupervised probation, reports

It's not the first time the hip-hop heavyweight has driven into legal trouble - he spent a night behind bars last December after he failed to show up at court in relation to a charge of driving o...

Suge Knight Involved In Casino Brawl

3/16/2011 8:58am EDT
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Rap mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight was involved in a brawl at a Las Vegas casino over the weekend after a man allegedly challenged him to a fight.

The Death Row Records founder was at the Aria Hotel and Casino in Sin City in the early hours of Saturday morning when an unnamed reveler allegedly approached him and taunted, "I can take you."

A video posted on purportedly shows Knight attempting to swing punches at the man as onlookers tried in vain to calm the situation. The clash was eventually broken up and a friend of Knight's can be heard saying, "He good man, let's go. He good, he...

Kanye West Wins 'Stronger' Battle

3/7/2011 8:03am EST
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Kanye West has emerged victorious in a court battle over his hit track Stronger after a judge threw out a lawsuit.

Songwriter/producer Vincent 'Vince P.' Peters filed suit against West last year, alleging the rapper copied chunks from his own composition, also named Stronger, which he alleges was written in 2006.

Peters claims he gave music manager John Monopoly, one of West's business associates, a copy of the song during a meeting in 2006, and was stunned when the star's Grammy-winning version appeared the following year.

Nevertheless, a judge at a court in Illinois has now ruled in...

Kanye West & Suge Knight Settle Legal Issues Out of Court

3/6/2011 12:25pm EST
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Kanye West and rap mogul Suge Knight have reached an out-of-court settlement over a longrunning legal battle stemming from a 2005 shooting at a Florida party.

Death Row Records founder Knight demanded more than $1 million in damages and took West to court after the incident, in which he was shot in the leg, claiming he would not have been injured if the Stronger hitmaker had hired better security for the bash.

The case was thrown out of court in November after a Miami judge ruled there was insufficient evidence to prove the shooting could have been prevented. But Knight filed new papers i...

Suge Knight In Trouble Again

12/5/2010 2:00pm EST
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Embattled rap mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight spent Friday night behind bars after a warrant was issued for his arrest for failing to appear in a Los Angeles court.

The former Death Row Records' CEO was expected to show for a hearing on November 23 in relation to a charge of driving on a suspended license and running a stop sign in September.

But he skipped the court appearance and a $40,000 bench warrant was subsequently issued for his detention, according to

Cops took him into custody late on Friday and he was booked at the West Hollywood police station shortly afterwards.

He was ...

'Suge' Knight Loses Legal Battle To Kanye West

11/5/2010 1:30pm EDT
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Hip-hop mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight has lost his long running legal battle with Kanye West over a shooting at a Florida nightclub in 2005.

Knight sued the Stronger hitmaker over allegations he was shot in the leg during a robbery at a party hosted by the star in Miami Beach five years ago.

He claimed West was responsible for the incident because he should have increased security at the venue to stop a gun being smuggled in, and demanded more than $1 million in damages.

A judge in Miami threw out the lawsuit on Thursday after concluding there was not enough evidence to prove the shootin...

Meditation Fails To Resolve Kanye West & Suge Knight Battle

8/28/2010 11:36am EDT
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A mediation session aimed at resolving a lengthy legal battle between Kanye West and Marion "Suge" Knight has failed - neither side could reach an agreement in the ongoing case.

The "Stronger" hitmaker is embroiled in a long-running dispute with the hip-hop mogul, who sued West over claims he was shot and robbed at a party hosted by the rapper in Miami, Florida in 2005.

Knight alleges the star should have provided better security checks to stop a gun being smuggled into the venue.

A mediation hearing was held in Miami, Florida, on Thursday in a bid to resolve the lawsuit, with West takin...

Suge Knight Wanted By The Police

7/7/2010 8:33am EDT
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Hip-hop mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight is wanted by police after allegedly skipping a court hearing last week.

The former Death Row Records boss was due to appear in court in Los Angeles in relation to a charge of driving on a suspended license, according to court documents obtained by

The website reports Knight never showed up for the hearing and is now facing arrest.

It is the latest in a long line of legal problems the star has faced in recent months - Knight was arrested in May on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, and late last month he was given a restraining order ...

Suge Knight Involved In Murder Plot

5/25/2010 9:12pm EDT
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Troubled hip-hop mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight has been ordered to stay away from a Los Angeles-based associate amid allegations he threatened to have the man killed.

The complainant, whose identity has not been released, filed papers in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday asking a judge to grant him a restraining order to keep Knight at a distance.

In the legal documents, he claims Knight "had 8 guys come to my house and told them to get me or kill me."

The alleged incident is said to have taken place on Friday, just a day after Knight was released on bail following a confrontation...

'Suge' Knight Arrested Again

5/20/2010 12:18pm EDT
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Hip-hop mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight is back behind bars after he was arrested in the early hours of Thursday morning. The former Death Row Records boss was reportedly pulled over by cops in his Cadillac Escalade in Los Angeles, and taken into custody. is reporting Knight was arrested for assault involving a firearm, but there was no official confirmation as WENN went to press. The website claims he was also taken in for driving with a suspended license, while reports Knight was wanted by cops for questioning over an alleged assault on rapper Yukmouth in March.

The f...

Judge Dismisses Notorious B.I.G's Wrongful Death Suit

4/16/2010 2:38pm EDT
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A wrongful death lawsuit filed by the mother of the late Notorious B.I.G. against the Los Angeles Police Department has been thrown out of court, eight years after the complaint was originally lodged.

The rap great, real name Christopher Wallace, was shot dead in Los Angeles in 1997, aged just 24. His murder has never been solved, despite witness reports and a plethora of conspiracy theories linking his death to the murder of rap rival Tupac Shakur, who was killed in September, 1996.

His mother Voletta Wallace blamed L.A. city officials and the LAPD for her son's tragic death and filed su...

Kanye West & Suge Knight To Face Off In Court

4/8/2010 12:34pm EDT
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Rap heavyweights Kanye West and Marion 'Suge' Knight are set to meet in court over a shooting incident at a Miami Beach, Florida party.

Death Row Records founder Knight claims party host West and the owners of the Shore Club failed to provide adequate security at the star-studded 2005 bash, where he was shot in the leg. Police investigating the incident still haven't been able to identify who fired the shot and no one has ever been arrested.

So Knight has taken aim at West and the club owners and is seeking damages of over $1 million to cover his medical bills and the cost of replacing ...

Suge Knight Involved In Car Crash, Loses Couple Of Teeth

3/31/2010 10:00am EDT
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Marion 'Suge' Knight's ongoing legal spat with Kanye West has been delayed after the mogul was forced to miss a court date following a serious car accident.

The former Death Row Records boss is suing the Stronger rapper over a 2005 incident when he was allegedly shot in the leg and robbed at an event hosted by West. He was due to arrive in Miami, Florida last week for a deposition in the case but was forced to skip the date because of his injuries.

His lawyer Marc Brumer tells the Miami New Times, "He was in a pretty serious car accident. He lost a couple of teeth, he's in pain, and he ...