*Kanye West and rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight have reached an out-of-court settlement over a their long-running legal battle stemming from a 2005 shooting in Florida.
Suge demanded more than $1 million in damages after he was shot in the leg at a party hosted by West. The Death Row Records founder claimed he would not have been injured had Kanye 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 in December, appealing the decision.
Now Knight has dropped the case and the pair has reached a confidential agreement, according to AllHipHop.com.
Just days after this settlement, , Kanye 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 says 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 Ye’s Grammy-winning version surfaced the following year.
Illinois Judge Virginia Kendall has dismissed Peters’ claim and tossed the case, ruling the two songs are not substantially similar.