Top Dawg Denounces Suge Knight's Criticism Of TDE's Aftermath Deal

Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith says he'll sell TDE to Suge Knight for $1 if the former Death Row Records CEO can prove Interscope Records gets paid off Top Dawg Ent. tours.

Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith, the owner of Top Dawg Ent., has responded to Suge Knight's recent comments regarding the status of Kendrick Lamar's deal with TDE/Aftermath Records.  

"TELL SUGE I SAID IF HE KAN SHOW ME 1 CHECK WE PAID 2 INTERSCOPE OFF OF R TOUING..ILL SELL HIM TDE 4 $1, NOBODY GETS SHIT OFF OUR TOURS," Tiffith said in a Twitter update made today (April 16). 

Top Dawg's response follows recent statements Suge Knight has made regarding TDE. “The deals are still messed up,” Suge said during an appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show in February. “I think it’s unfair if you really look at it, if you look at Interscope, the two guys from Compton—GameKendrick Lamar—got two of the worst deals in the industry. And when you look at it, it’s not so much the production company fault, but what people don’t realize is that if you’re on Universal, it’s the ship. Then Interscope get they cut, then Aftermath get they cut, then G-Unit get they cut. Then the guy who really has Game signed, it was another production company, then it came to Game. The reality is there’s more slavery now than ever.”

More recently, in an article published yesterday (April 15), Knight was asked to clarify his stance on Lamar and Game

"Even when I said with Kendrick Lamar, well, if it’s Universal there’s the guy who really bring the deal over to Jimmy Iovine which is Mike," Knight said. "Then there’s Interscope, then there’s Aftermath, then there’s Top Dawg productions or whatever, then there’s Kendrick. And not only do these companies get the royalties and publishing, if they do a show [and] $100,000 comes in, the manager of those guys get 20 percent. Now it’s eighty grand. Kendrick get half, the record company get half. Which is ridiculous because the artist should be able to live off their tours. If you can’t live off your tour money, how can you survive by being a slave? Prince was able to survive by being a slave because he was able to tour. If Prince had a deal like these new guys’ deals—it’s that the record company get half of your tour money—Prince would have been fucked...It’s not fair for the two niggas in Compton to be getting fucked. It’s not good for me to have knowledge and don’t pass it onto them. It wasn’t about embarrassing anybody. It wasn’t about putting them as men or as artists down. It was about putting the person who’s in control down. Saying, ‘How is you fucking over these dudes from Compton when they making the difference for your company?”

Top's recent Twitter post is below.


RELATED: Suge Knight: Dr. Dre Doesn't Know What Goes On At Aftermath

45 Comments

  • Anonymous

    "properly was Master P. Everybody on No Limit had a 50/50 deal" I wonder how much his roster banked.

  • Anonymous

    Kendrick is taking a cue from YG. His next album will be called, My Boring Life.

  • Anonymous

    Of course Interscope gets their cut. Don't be foolish Tiffth.

  • Anonymous

    These lames now our days don't want to hear the truth. They're the new bitches. They like getting fucked and when somebody says something they get all bitchy. Don't believe me, read the comments below from the emotional keyboard clowns.

  • world dominator

    Marion, or 'Sugar Bear', or 'Suge' as you know him is a NOBODY HAS BEEN who is SO 'DESPERATE' to try to stay in the 'News', he's spewing verbal diarrhea on sh*t he know NOTHING about! If he knows SO MUCH about 'good deals', WHY did f*ck over 3 of the GREATEST of ALL TIME - DR DRE, 2PAC & SNOOP DOGG as THE WORST rapes in the history of the Music Business?!@! F*ckin' IDIOT!

    • Anonymous

      ^^ Nigga please. Almost everybody on Death Row has complained about being fucked over. Pac himself died a broke nigga. I think the only CEO who treated his peasants, I mean, artists, properly was Master P. Everybody on No Limit had a 50/50 deal

    • Anonymous

      if Suge is a nobody has been what does that make you, Mr. "world dominator". Do some research, Puffy raped his artists way worse than Suge ever did.

    • Anonymous

      " THE WORST rapes in the history of the Music Business?" See, Now you're just spewing verbal diarrhea on shit you know nothing about, Them niggas was still millionaires, I could pull up 2 dozen cases of artists getting raped way worse over the course of music industry history

  • nelson nelly eling

    Suge can I suck you Compton pipe

  • nelson nelly eling

    man suge get the fuck off ma homies otha wise talk about ua ashole u the shit back ua ass up

  • Anonymous

    While Suge praises the 'My Nigga' rapper, the former head of Death Row Records also throws a few shots at Game. "YG really pushing Bompton. Other than that I cant think of one Compton rapper, even if its Game", added Suge. "Game in an article saying that hes a former gang member. You're not old enough to really be a gang member yet you say you're a former gang member. YG is a guy that, he represent his music, he represents the city. YG is the only one that made it that has not bowed down and showed he had panties." SHOTS FIRED AT GAME AND EVERY COMPTON RAPPER APART FROM YG, LOL CLASSIC SUGE

  • So Icy Boi!

    Birdman is the best CEO in the game. his artists are multi-millionaires and popular worldwide. Kendrick is a flop, and his album is dead on the charts. swag

    • Anonymous

      I CANT BELIEVE BIRDMAN AINT KILL HIS OWN BROTHER FOR HALF OF CASH MONEYS MONEY

    • world dominator

      BIRDMAN has f*cked EVERY artist he ever had! Why you IDIOTS look up to a THIEF who'd rather buy some new overpriced CAR that he'll NEVER drive, instead of paying MANNIE FRESH, JUVENILE, BG & all those that MADE HIM WHO IS IS, is a SIGN he's a CROOK, a GREEDY THIEF & THE WORST CEO that ever was! Fuckin' DUMB MONEY Groupie!

    • Anonymous

      kenny sold more than the last nicki and lil wayne albums.

    • Anonymous

      You can't call 241K 1st week, 1.2 million total a flop.

    • Anonymous

      3-4 artists are multimillionaires, the rest are collecting food stamps, shit even bow wow has to work a 9-5 at MTV

    • theBavarianIlluminati

      Fag.

  • COCA

    TELL TOP DAWG THAT IF HE WANTS TO BE A REAL EXECUTIVE, HE NEEDS TO LEARN HOW TO WRITE PROPER ENGLISH!!!

  • Suge_WORSE

    Suge is worse than Jimmy Henchman

    • Anonymous

      Suge doesn't tell on guys to get himself out of trouble with the law. Jimmy the rat sent numerous brothers to prison in the 90's to save his own ass.

  • Anonymous

    Suge got interscope confused with the slave deals he gave everybody. 2pac sold like 10 mill for that slavedriver in a year and he still said pac owed him money, his mom had to sue to get paid off his crooked ass get all the way the FOH with Suge knights opinion on anything.

  • Anonymous

    Tell Suge to show us at least one check he payed Tupac lol

  • Anonymous

    Suge thinks Kendrick signed a 360 Deal like Cheif Keef but Kendrick has TopDawg behind him that wont let that bullshit happen.

    • Anonymous

      he thinking this still them death row days smh hope top dawg chin check this nigga just so he keep in mind that shit ain't that sweet anymore

  • Anonymous

    All he saying is the manager get a cut which they do...and tde/klendrick split the rest

  • Anonymous

    He hold no clout but TDE thought the need to respond?

    • Anonymous

      Don't compare one thing to the other. If somebody's talking shit about you, it's only natural for you to respond, doesn't matter if it's an important person or just a no-name ass nigga

    • JRich

      Well when someone who at one point did hold clout is telling people things about your company and artists that is just plain untrue...is sending a single tweet out addressing the issue really that big of a deal?

  • junMaf*ckn

    Top Dawg Is THAT NIGGA!

  • Anonymous

    Be prepared to receive the Vanilla Ice treatment.

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