Suge Knight was, at one time, one of the most feared people in the entertainment industry. He almost portrayed the image of a rap Don, who barely thought twice before becoming physical with anyone who disagreed with him.
Knight is currently locked up on murder charges. However, while he was on top of hip-hop, he was a bigger-than-life character who could make his way through any situation. The former head honcho of Death Row Records was feared by many, but NBA Legend Charles Oakley was not one of them.
The NBA’s enforcer in the late 80s into the early 2000s is known for putting his hands on individuals in the league when need be. If you don’t, be me, just ask Tyrone Hill, Jeff McInnis, and Charles Barkley to name a few.
Well, Bulls legend Scottie Pippen was recently interviewed on FOX SOUL’s Choppin It Up With Oakley. During that interview, Pippen shared a story about Suge Knight and Oakley.
Pippen recalled a moment in the club when he, the Death Row Records co-founder, and Oakley were all in the venue. However, when things warmed up, and Oakley came into the picture, Knight retreated.
“I’m sitting in the middle of the party and all of a sudden, I look up and I’m seeing all these people get pushed around,” Pippen shared. “So Oak looks and said, ‘That’s Suge Knight. He don’t want none of this here smoke! I had beef with him the other night.'”
He added, “Suge walked around Oak that night. That’s what I saw!”
Speaking of Suge Knight, he recently made headlines for blaming Wack 100 as the person who is the reason he took a 28- year prison sentence. Wack recently shared on Clubhouse that Knight made it easy for law enforcement. For example, they had over 100 hundred hours of facility recordings.