Gangster rap producer Marion ‘Suge’ Knight has been dropping bombs ever since he was carted off to prison for murder.
Now he is claiming billionaire music mogul Andre ‘Dr. Dre’ Young paid $20,000 to have him killed.
In new legal documents turned into the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Suge claims Dre tried to kill him in Jan 2015.
The former Death Row Records owner claims he was shown a check made out to a man named Dwayne Johnson cut by Dr. Dre.
‘This check is critical in the defense of my case,’ Knight wrote in the legal fillings.
On January 29, 2015, Knight contends a partial payment was made to have him murdered. It just so happens to be the same day he fatally ran over a man with his vehicle.
Knight is currently behind bars for the hit-and-run death of Terry Carter during a parking lot confrontation in Compton, California.
His trial is scheduled to begin next year.
The court documents allege that Knight met with a private investigator and Johnson in July 2016, where Johnson told both of them that he was initially paid $20,000 by Dr. Dre to carry out the targeted killing, according to TMZ.
Johnson was present the day Knight used his car to run over Terry Carter and Cle ‘Bone’ Sloan. Carter later died of his injuries.
‘This check tends to show that at least one of the individuals present at the scene … had been paid a substantial amount of money to participate in my murder,’ Knight added in the court briefing.
In response, an attorney for Dr. Dre called the allegations ‘absurd and ‘defamatory,’ TMZ reported.
Knight has plead not guilty to federal charges.
He claims that he acted in self defense when he ran over Carter inside the Tam’s restaurant parking lot on January 29.
Knight has already spent two-and-a-half years behind bars as he awaits trial.