Suge Knight recently spoke about Jimmy Iovine, Diddy and Tupac Shakur.
“I think Tupac should have a star on there,” Knight said. “I mean, shit, Puffy got a star on there. Only thing he did was dance. So I think Tupac definitely should have one for being from the West Coast.”
Suge’s words closely mirror his now-infamous speech at the 1995 Source Awards, where he stated, “Any artist that wants to be an artist, and stay a star, and don’t want to have to worry about the executive producer trying to be all in the videos, all on the records, then come to Death Row.”
Suge continued, warning those in charge of the Walk of Fame to include Tupac.
“Yeah, they better do it one way the other,” Knight said. “Because, I figure, if they don’t hurry up and put Tupac on the Walk of Fame, all the Tupac fans and all the homies gonna start goin’ down there and start scratchin’ all the other names off. They might even remove Elvis.”
Tupac joined Death Row Records in 1995 upon Knight posting a $1.4 million bail to get Tupac out of prison. From that point, Pac began a successful stint on Death Row until being fatally shot in 1996 in Las Vegas, Nevada, in a vehicle driven by Knight.
The mid-’90s saw a number of contentious departures from Death Row Records, including Snoop Dogg, who recently reconciled with Knight, and Dr. Dre.
During the interview, Knight also sent shots at Jimmy Iovine, who took Dr. Dre under his wing to form Aftermath Entertainment under Iovine’s Interscope Records.
“I’ma be Jimmy Iovine [for Halloween],” Knight said. “You’re not gonna actually see my face. I’m just gonna have a white sheet on my head with the eyes cut out. Like the Klan.”
More from this interview can be viewed below.