Death Row Records co-founder and onetime CEO Marion “Suge” Knight has been sentenced to three years of probation. The sentence comes from a February incident where the Compton, California native was arrested for driving with a suspended license. Knight pleaded no-contest to the charges.
Confirming the sentence with TMZ.com, Suge used the incident to criticize longtime rival Sean “Diddy” Combs, founder and CEO of Bad Boy Records. “A lot of these dudes say they love [Tupac Shakur], but at the same time they be doing shit like ‘Bucky,’ I mean Puffy, whatever it is,” Knight began, referring to Diddy’s former name. Suge continued, “Once now all of the truth comes out on all the people who did ‘Pac wrong, we still gotta be back on that mission.”
The pair has had a beef for over 15 years. At the 1995 Source Awards, Knight famously took shots at his east coast rival, by accusing Diddy of upstaging his artists through appearances in music videos and songs.
Suge Knight is reportedly working on film. In the 1990s, Knight produced Murder Was The Case, a 1994 short film, co-directed by Dr. Dre. While imprisoned, Knight also executive produced Death Row Uncut: Too Gangsta For TV, a Death Row Records video collection that also featured disses against former label artists, controversially revealing their home addresses.