HIP HOP ‘HITMAN’ Suge Knight accused of trying to MURDER Eminem twice after being linked with Tupac shooting according to former bodyguard
INFAMOUS hip-hop mogul Suge Knight, who was linked to the murder of Tupac Shakur, has been accused of trying to kill rapper Eminem on two separate occasions.
The astonishing claims were made by Eminem’s bodyguard Byron ‘Big Naz’ Williams who says the first incident took place in 2001 at the Source Hip Hop Awards.
In an interview with Murder Master Music Show, he said: “There was a situation at the Source Awards which was our first encounter with Suge Knight and his henchmen.
“They had it to where the artists couldn’t sit with the bodyguards. I think that was by design because 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.
“I notice Em is in the aisle and he is beefing with all these guys in red shirts. This is what they said: ‘Death Row motherf—–s. Suge Knight sent us to strong arm Eminem and it’s going down.
“I had to snatch him up, I had to call Dre and his bodyguards and tell them what was going on.
“I said, ‘Look, I need you all to have that car around when I call you all. But the way they had it set up, the limos can only stay seated for, like, 30 seconds at a time in front of the red carpet for security reasons.
“So long story short, we ended up going backstage, Eminem did his presentation and we had to watch out for guys backstage. So I pretty much had to have him stand behind me and I just had to be on knockout mode, man.
“So it was me, Dre, Dre’s bodyguards, we were in beast mode the whole time. So anybody that got anywhere close trying to get an autograph or trying to talk, trying to speak, they were gonna get laid out, man because that was the kind of atmosphere that was set up.”
Big Naz also claimed the notorious record boss tried to harm the hip-hop superstar while he attended an event in Hawaii.
He said: “When the plane lands we are greeted by 20 Honolulu police officers and they told us that Death Row is here, they tried to hem [Snoop Dogg] up.
“Suge Knight had sent 50 guys to try to break up the show. When we got there, vacation mode was over, we were locking and loading, putting on bullet proof vests with their wives and girlfriends sitting next to them.
“We had to have Interscope pick up the tab to put Honolulu police with each bodyguard, because of how deep Suge was over there.”
Knight, who used to run Death Row Records in the 1990s, is currently in jail charged with murder and attempted murder following a fatal hit-and-run in 2015.
Rap star Tupac was with Suge Knight in Las Vegas when he was shot and killed in 1996.
However, former associates of Knight have accused the mogul of being behind the fatal shooting.