Death Row Records founder Suge Knight pulled over by police with guns drawn
He is no stranger to legal troubles, but Marion ‘Suge’ Knight’s latest brush with the law was a case of mistaken identity.
Tupac Shakur’s former hip hop comrade was at the heart of an armed standoff with police officers in Los Angeles on Friday, but they reportedly had the wrong man.
The 48-year-old founder and CEO of Death Row Records was pulled over by police, who jumped out of their cars with guns drawn at the ready in the frightening stand off.
Wrong man: Suge Knight (pictured here in December 2012) was reportedly pulled over by Los Angeles police in a case of mistaken identity on Friday
Law enforcement sources told TMZ that the police had received a report of an assault and the suspect matched Suge’s description.
So when LAPD officers spotted Knight in his car, they pulled him over and jumped out of their patrol vehicles with their guns drawn.
The record label boss, who has served prison time and been arrested on a number of occasions for drug and assault charges, agreed to go to the police station where he explained that he wasn’t the man they were looking for.
Previous arrest: Knight was taken into custody in February 2012 for marijuana possession and traffic violations but later released
According to TMZ, the police now in fact believe that the initial report of an assault was bogus.
Suge was eventually released but sources close to the hip hop mogul told TMZ that he is extremely upset about the misunderstanding and is considering filing a lawsuit.
Knight is currently on a three-year unsupervised probation for driving with a suspended license.
Trouble: The music producer has been implicated in numerous gang related shootings, including the death of Tupac Shakur
He was arrested in February 2012 in Las Vegas after police found marijuana in his car and discovered several warrants for prior traffic violations, but he was later released.
The former friend of Snoop Dog, who has since accused him of being involved in Tupac’s death, has been implicated in numerous gang-related shootings including an incident at Kanye West’s pre-VMA party in 2005.
Knight suffered a gunshot wound to the leg in the shootout and filed a lawsuit against West and his associates in 2008.