Investigators say there’s a hit out on Death Row Records founder Marion “Suge” Knight, reports the Los Angeles Times. The rap music mogul dismisses the notion.
A string of gang shootings has claimed the lives of eight people since 1997, including four of the rap entrepreneur’s closest associates. In the most recent slaying, gunmen ambushed Wardell “Poochie” Fouse, a longtime Knight confidant, on July 24, firing 10 shots into his back as he rode a motorcycle in Compton.
Previous victims include Knight’s best friend and chief bodyguard, gunned down in Compton, and the creator of the Death Row logo, shot dead in South-Central L.A.
The killings are unsolved. Police suspect at least three were ordered by a pair of gang members pursuing a vendetta against Knight.
Knight tells the Times, “I fear no man. Only God.”