50 Cent claims Suge Knight ‘wanted to kill Dr Dre’ in the 1990s

Rapper says Knight would have given Dre's share of Death Row Records to Tupac

50 Cent has claimed that Suge Knight wanted to kill Dr Dre during the 1990s in a bid to keep rapper Tupac Shakur on their Death Row Records label.

Knight is currently awaiting trial having been charged with murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run after he struck two men in the car park of a Compton fast food restaurant on January 29.

Speaking during an interview on The Breakfast Club (via HipHopDX) on March 3, 50 Cent revealed that he no longer has a relationship with Dre – the man who produced his breakthrough hit ‘In Da Club’ in 2003 – before making allegations about Knight and his time at Death Row Records.

“Suge was gonna kill Dre,” 50 Cent said. Pretending to be Knight, 50, then said: “How do I keep him? Maybe I’ll give him Dre’s half. I don’t know. Something might have to happen to Dre.”

Meanwhile, discussing the breakdown in his relationship with Dre, says that he felt unsupported by his mentor during a dispute with fellow rapper The Game.

“I don’t call to talk to him for no reason,” the rapper said. “I think that relationship was business. For a long time, I was a New York Knick player in the middle of the LA locker room. Interscope was the West Coast when it was East Coast-West Coast going on, and I never really saw them respond properly to Game’s disrespect when it happened ’cause they had some sort of allegiance to the West or something. I was like, ‘ You know I wrote the records?'”

Knight has pleaded not guilty to the charges related to his hit and run. If convicted, he could be sentenced to life in prison.