Music Producer Dr Dre Sued for Allegedly Hiring Hitmen to Kill Suge Knight
Months after first making the wild allegation, Suge Knight is now suing Dr. Dre with claims the hitmaker hired hitmen to kill him.
The jailed Death Row Records founder claims Andre “Dr. Dre” Young wanted him dead to get out from under an alleged lifetime management agreement specifying Knight should get 30% of the millions Young made selling his Beats headphones business to Apple and producing “Straight Outta Compton” for Universal.
Black Leading Actors in Films That Top the Box Office Charts
For the past five consecutive weeks, movies starring African American actors in the lead role dominated the top spot at the box office.
“The Perfect Guy,” a romantic-thriller starring Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy and Morris Chestnut, debuted at no. 1 this weekend and earned nearly $27 million at the box office. The previous weekend, “War Room,” a Christian drama starring Priscilla C. Shirer, T.C. Stallings and Karen Abercrombie, among other black actors, earned $12.6 million as well as the lead status its second week in theaters. Prior to that, the N.W.A. biopic, “Straight Outta Compton,” secured its top spot for three weeks straight and is now the highest-grossing musical biopic.
Straight Outta Compton’s Dr. Dre and Ice Cube Want No Involvement in Suge Knight lawsuit
As their film Straight Outta Compton continues to top the box office nationwide, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube are actively trying to distance themselves from the incident involving Suge Knight that occurred back in January, leaving one man dead.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dre and Cube have filed court papers demanding they be released from a lawsuit over the incident which occurred in Compton during the movie’s filming. Knight, who has been arrested, ran over one of the film’s technical advisers, Cle “Bone” Sloan, and Compton businessman, Terry Carter, with his pickup truck. Carter passed away following the incident.