According to Ruthless Records co-founder Jerry Heller, Eazy-E wanted to kill Suge Knight. Heller recently revealed this in a radio interview, claiming that Eazy wanted to kill Knight and that he feels he “should have let him” do it.
In an interview with Prezident Bejda of The Murder Master Music Show, Heller explained how this conversation took place.
“Eazy said, ‘You know this guy Suge Knight?’ I said, ‘Yeah.’ He says, ‘Well, I’m gonna kill him!’ He said, ‘This guy is gonna be a problem and I think I should kill him.’ I said, ‘Let me think this thing through. First of all, we’re doing $10 million a month with six employees. We don’t even have a typewriter in the office. We’re the most successful start-up record company in the history of the music business and you want to kill this guy? That just doesn’t make any sense to me.'”
Heller then explained that he regrets talking Eazy out of it.
“You know something? I should have let him kill him. You know? I would have done the world a favor. He would have done it for sure by himself. He always rolled by himself and he was fearless…I think that he was going to go do it. I took him seriously.”
“He was right and I was wrong,” he later added. “I shouldn’t have talked him out of it. Ruthless would probably still be around. Dr. Dre and Ice Cube would probably still be with Ruthless. It would have been an empire.”
The full interview can be heard below.
Heller co-founded Ruthless Records with Eazy-E and managed N.W.A. but was later dissed by former members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre. Eazy’s daughter, E.B. Wright, is now working on a documentary about her father’s life. Her doc will feature interviews with Eazy’s friends and colleagues. Another documentary, Ruthless Memories, is also being worked on. That film will feature an interview with Jerry Heller.