*The daughter of N.W.A rapper Eazy E is trying to squash talk that Suge Knight killed her father by sticking him with a needle containing the AIDS virus.
During an interview on Dr. Zoe Today, E.B. Wright denied that the former Death Row mogul had anything to do with her father’s death.
“I want to ask you personally, do you feel like Suge Knight had any direct effect on your father’s death?” host Dr. Zoe Shuster asked.
“No,” Wright replied.
Allegations of Suge being involved picked up when his 2003 interview on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” resurfaced last month, following the release of the N.W.A biopic “Straight Outta Compton.”
“Technology is so high,” Knight told Kimmel in response to the host’s decision to wear a bulletproof vest during the interview.
“If you shoot somebody, you go to jail forever. You don’t want to go to jail forever … They have a new thing out. They have this stuff they called … they get blood from somebody with AIDS and they shoot you with it. That’s [a] slow death. The Eazy-E thing, you know what I mean?”
E.B. Wright shot down the notion that Knight’s comment was serious or amounted to a confession.
“In that interview, he doesn’t say that he did it,” Wright told Dr. Zoe. “People kind of took that [Knight] interview and [are] kind of running with it.”
One of those people is Eazy E’s son, Eric Wright Jr. — aka Yung Eazy — who, after the Kimmel interview resurfaced, sharing an Instagram post about the clip accompanied by a caption that read, in part, “I’ve been known my pops was killed. His death never added up 2 what ppl have always said maybe they think we’re idiots blind to the truth idk.”
E.B. was 4-years-old when Eazy E, real name Eric Wright, died of complications from AIDS in 1995.