Suge Knight has denied signing his life rights over to Ray J.
In an audio recording obtained by The Blast, the infamous Hip Hop figure — who is currently incarcerated for murder – said the Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood personality is simply in charge of all Death Row Records dealings.
“I just heard about the article being released regarding that Ray J has all my rights television, movies, books, you know all that type of stuff,” he said. “He don’t. Ray J is not just a friend of mine, that’s little brother, that’s family. And I respect Ray J and his business dealings, that’s why I choose him as one of the guys to deal with the music side of the future for as Death Row Records, anything to do Death Row and it’s great to have him cause he will be putting out this incredible album and I heard it before.”
Knight confirmed he actually made his fiancée Toi-Lin Kelly the guardian of his life rights, explaining, “As far as the person who has the power of attorney, which is Toi who is dealing with the movie, television [and] a documentary.”
The former Death Row CEO then revealed Nick Cannon will be handling his autobiography.
“Nick Cannon will be doing the book personally as a writer, I know he has all the potential and the spirit to be a great writer, he is a great writer, he will be doing my book,” he said. “I can say he is a trustworthy guy, I think you should take notice to it, he’s probably one of the most power players in the industry today who is honest and real. He keeps his word.”
[This article has been updated. The following was published on October 21, 2019.]
The currently incarcerated Suge Knight has reportedly signed over the rights to his life story. According to TMZ, the former Death Row Records CEO handed the responsibility to Ray J, who’s been a friend of his for decades.
Knight hopes the Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood star will be able to make some money for Knight and his family by properly capitalizing off his life story. He reportedly trusts Ray J will make the right decisions regarding business, which may include film, television and book publications.
Sources say a documentary on Knight and Death Row is in the works in addition to a project about the late Tupac Shakur. There has allegedly been discussions of reviving the famous imprint as well, but that venture would require extra investors and is being called a “long shot.”
In September 2018, Knight struck a 28-year plea deal in his murder case but got credit for time served. With prison overcrowding, it’s possible he could do just over 10 years.