Fox news is reporting that Death Row Records founder Marion “Suge” Knight was shot at a pre-VMA party early Sunday morning in Los Angeles. R&B singer Chris Brown was co-hosting the party along with Pia Mia at 1OAK on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood.
According to reports, the shooting took place at 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Knight was one of three victims shot and all three are expected to survive. Authorities report no suspects have been arrested and the investigation is ongoing.
The MTV VMA awards are scheduled to air Sunday night and MTV claims no affiliation to the event where the shooting took place.
Suge Knight’s popularity grew in the early 1990s with the formation of Death Row Records and the success of rap artists, Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre.
Dr. Dre's solo debut album, "The Chronic," released on Death Row Records was one of the most successful and influential rap albums of the 1990s.
Death Row Records was disbanded due financial troubles and Knight founded Black Kapital Records.
In 1996 Tupac Shakur was shot multiple times in Las Vegas while riding in a car driven by Knight. Shakur died six days later from his gun shot wounds and there was speculation that Knight was involved in planning the shooting. There was also speculation that Knight was involved in the murder of rapper Notorious B.I.G. in 1997 in Los Angeles. Both speculations were unfounded; however, Knight was sent to prison in 1996 for probation violation and resulted in a seven year prison sentence.
Knight was also shot in 2005 during an MTV awards pre-party in Miami Beach, FL.
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