Marion “Suge” Knight and Tupac Shakur
Death Row Records co-founder Marion “Suge” Knight was shot multiple times last night at an unofficial pre-VMA party hosted by Chris Brown and Pia Mia. According to the LA Times, Knight was one of three clubgoers who got struck by gunfire around 1:30 AM at 1 OAK in West, Hollywood. The authorities are still trying to track down who opened fire at the event. All three victims are expected to recover from their injuries.
Hours later, Chris Brown took to Twitter to express his feelings on the situation.
It’s disappointing that we as a society can’t have fun or enjoy ourselves without any altercations sometimes. Miss me with the bullshit!!!
— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) August 24, 2014
Watch footage of Knight getting into a police car and then wheeled into an ambulance from TMZ:
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The Knight family released an official statement following the shooting: “The family of Suge Knight ask that you keep Suge in your prayers and to stray away from the negativity portrayed by the media. Suge is currently resting and has lost a lot of blood, he’s human. He’s done a lot of things for the community and the culture as a whole so we ask that you respect that.”
Knight is best known for his role as co-founder and former CEO of Death Row Records, the same label that signed legendary acts like Tupac and Snoop Dogg.