Suge Knight Sues Kanye West and the Shore Club
The long-time feud between East and West Coast rap figures has been stirred up again. Hip-hop mogul Marion "Suge" Knight is suing Grammy Award-winning rapper Kanye West and the Shore Club in Miami.
Knight, founder of Death Row Records has filed against Miami's trendy Shore Club and West for failing to provide security necessary to keep out people with weapons, the Associated Press reports.
Knight was shot in the leg in August 2005 at the Shore Club where West was hosting a party before the MTV Music Awards held that year in Miami.
According to the lawsuit Knight had $200,000 in medical bills from a gunshot that shattered his femur and is seeking total damages of more than $1 million.
Because of the well known feud and between East and West coast rappers the club should have known it could have triggered violence and produced a "dangerous environment," Knight claims in his lawsuit.
A trial date has been scheduled for Dec. 6 trial in Miami.
As previously discussed, Knight faces millions of dollars in debt and filed for bankruptcy back in 2006. Since then, the rap boss has remained financially strapped.
Knight faces millions in tax liens and other legal judgments.
His ex-wife, R&B singer Michel'le Toussaint, is asking bankruptcy officials in charge of Knight to cover the $40,476 in court-ordered spousal and child support bills.
Knight filed for bankruptcy in 2006 after Lydia Harris brought a $100 million judgment in a lawsuit claiming she was instrumental in the founding of Death Row. She claims she was cheated out of a 50 percent stake in the company. In 2005, Harris received a $105 million settlement.
To try and collect cash to pay off his debts, Knight sued a Miami club and rap superstar Kanye West, as previously discussed. The lawsuit filed claims negligence, personal injury and failing to protect him from the shooter.
- No 'California Love' For Suge Knight (WSJ Blog)
- Rap Producer Dr. Dre Sues Death Row Records for Royalties (TMZ)
- Suge Knight Down To His Last $11? (The Smoking Gun)
- Rap Producer Dr. Dre Sues Death Row Records for Royalties (FindLaw)
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