Suge Knight allegedly tried to have Eminem killed twice according to a bodyguard who used to work for the Detroit rapper.
BET reports that Big Naz, who used to work for Eminem, gave an interview to the Murder Master Music Show during which he claimed that the rapper was almost killed at the 2001 Source Hip-Hop Awards and then later during a trip to Hawaii by men working for Knight.
He managed to escape unharmed both times.
‘There was a situation at the Source Awards, which was our first encounter with Suge Knight and his henchmen,’ said Naz.
‘They had it to where the artists couldn’t sit with the bodyguards. 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 Em up and call Dre, because he was backstage.’
The trouble was not over yet though for Eminem according to Naz, who said the ‘scariest moment’ came when they took the trip to Hawaii.
‘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.’
It was not just Eminem that Knight was allegedly looking to hurt either according to a previous claim made by 50 Cent in an interview with Charlamagne Tha God on The Breakfast Club, during which he said: ‘Suge was gonna kill Dre.’
Knight was charged with murder and attempted murder in February of last year after allegedly running over the head of a man and killing him outside a California restaurant.
He pleaded not guilty and remains behind bars awaiting trial on $10million bail.