Former Death Row Records producer Kurt Kobane, an obvious play on Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s name, recently sat down for an interview with The Art of Dialogue where he made some interesting revelations about Suge Knight. When asked who the ex-Death Row CEO used to date, Kobane suggested one of the celebrity women he used to sleep with was actress Halle Berry.
“You’ve gotta understand who Suge Knight was at this time,” he said. “He was a young dude, millionaire plus, so he had access to all the Hollywood women. There was love letters that we found after Suge went to jail when he wanted us to clear out certain things, there was love letters from Halle Berry. I seen those love letters. I seen Halle Berry at the studio, I just didn’t know what she was there for. She was into him at the time.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Kurt Kobane confirmed seeing actress Salli Richardson around as well, who wound up dating Tupac Shakur.
“He had everybody calling him,” he said of 2Pac. “I mean from Left Eye to Monica — and Monica was only 15; she wasn’t getting call backs or anything like that — you can’t name no female from ’95, ’96 that wasn’t calling 2Pac. Monica couldn’t get back there. She couldn’t get the phone calls. I’d be hanging out by the receptionist desk and a lot of times it was Monica calling. She could never get back to the studio. She was too young. She called a few times.”
Suge Knight’s life is drastically different from the charmed one he was seemingly living in the ’90s. In 2018, the controversial music executive was sentenced to 28 years in prison for the fatal 2015 hit-and-run killing of Terry Carter. He now calls Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles home.
Meanwhile, Entertainment One (eOne) — which owns Death Row — was just sold by Hasbro Toy Company to Blackstone for $385 million in cash.