It's Suge Knight vs. Kanye in Fla. courtroom

Marion "Suge" Knight sues Kanye West over shooting at a Miami Beach party


Curt Anderson
April 7, 2010 6:08PM (UTC)

A rap music smackdown looms in a federal courtroom between Marion "Suge" Knight and Kanye West over a shooting at a star-studded Miami Beach party.

Knight was shot in the right leg in August 2005 by a still-unknown assailant at the Shore Club. West was hosting the party in advance of the MTV Video Music Awards. No arrests were ever made.

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More than four years later, Knight is claiming in a lawsuit that West and the Shore Club's owners failed to provide adequate security. Knight is seeking more than $1 million, including a 15-carat diamond earring he lost in the chaos.

West's attorney did not respond to a request for comment. West and the Shore Club ownership deny Knight's claims of negligence in court papers.

A Miami trial date is set for Dec. 6.


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