He also wants a bite of the Apple (Music).
Knight claims he had a “lifetime management deal with Dre” that entitles him to 30% of his client’s earnings. Knight says he is owed money from Apple’s purchase of Beats and that Dre cut him out because the computer giant didn’t want to be associated with him. The claim alleges that this tension led Dre to hiring a hitman to carry out the attack at Chris Brown’s pre-VMAs party in 2014 where Knight was shot six times. Knight filed a lawsuit against Brown earlier this summer for not providing proper security.
The claim also asserts that the incident last year at Tam’s Burgers in Compton — for which Knight is currently awaiting trial for murder and attempted murder following a fatal hit-and-run — was entirely Dre’s fault. He claims Dre and Universal paid Cle “Bone” Sloan (who was injured in the hit and run while Terry Carter was killed) a sum of money to kill him, making his actions self-defense in trying to escape.
Knight is allegedly suing Dre, Apple, Universal and Tam’s Burgers for unspecified damages.