L.A. County Jail – Oft-troubled music mogul Suge Knight has filed a $100 million defamation lawsuit against Dr. Dre and Ice Cube over the portrayal of his persona in the surprise blockbuster “Straight Outta Compton.”
The 50-year-old former Death Row RecordsCEO says Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, who serve as executive producers, defamed his character by making him appear “soft” in the film. In a statement released by his lawyer Knight stated:
“That entire story was bullsh*t. You think I let Eazy get off that easy? I beat that man within an inch of his life before he signed those papers. I was knocking dudes out daily. If they are gonna show Suge, then they need to show the real Suge. I’ve been the realist gangsta in this biz from day one, and I gonna be the realist until the casket drops.
Y’all know Dre ain’t built like that. Y’all really think I let that man scream in my face like that? I would’ve rearranged his face if he ever took that tone with me. He also didn’t just leave Death Row like that. He cried like the little bitch he is begging me to let himkeep his music, but I Debo’ed that and it wasn’t a damn thing he was going to do about. He was a mark then and he is a mark now. I ran the entire California rap music scene for decades. No one on any label made a move without my say so. I don’t know who that soft n*gga was in that movie, but it wasn’t Suge Knight.”
The Los Angeles County Jail where Knight is being held on murder charges in under investigation for allowing Knight to watch the film.
Suge was arrested in January for an incident in which he ran over and killed rap producer Terry Carter on the set of “Straight Outta Compton.” Knight is claiming self defense and said his life was in danger.
Ice Cube nor Dr. Dre have yet to respond to the lawsuit.
Terry Carter’s family are also suing Dr. Dre and Ice Cube for wrongful death alleging they used known gang members in a hostile area which created a “dangerous situation” by attempting to create an “atmosphere of authenticity”.