*Once again, Suge Knight‘s name is being mentioned by someone blaming the fallen record mogul of trying to have another person killed. In the latest case, the NY Daily News says he tried to have rap star Eminem murdered in 2001.
The report points to an interview that Eminem’s former bodyguard Byron “Big Naz” Williams did with the “Murder Master Music Show.” He allegedly had to “snatch” the star up before an argument with Knight’s crew escalated further at the Source Awards 15 years ago.
“I noticed that, in the middle of the aisle, he’s beefing with all these guys in red shirts,” Williams recalled. “I noticed his face changing, and he’s turning like, tomato-red. And there’s a sea of red guys around him… I had to bust through the middle and snatch him up.”
(Scroll down to listen to the Murder Master Music Show interview.)
Williams, along with Dr. Dre’s bodyguards, were able to get take Eminem away.
“We were in beast mode the whole time,” he said.
Afterwards, Williams spoke to the people Eminem almost came to blows with and discovered they were representing Death Row Records and label boss Knight.
Knight is currently in jail awaiting trial for felonies connected to when he ran over two men on set of “Straight Outta Compton,” killing one of them.
The scuffle was allowed to almost happen in the first place because of the seating arrangements at the Source Awards.
“Bodyguards couldn’t sit with the artists.” Williams said. “I think that was by design ’cause I think they really wanted the artists to be able to network with each other, but it also gives people who got beef with other artists to get at them.”
Listen to the interview below: