Dr Dre and Ice Cube cleared in Suge Knight hit-and-run lawsuit

Court documents claimed rappers hired gang members to provide security during 'Straight Outta Compton' shoot

Dr Dre and Ice Cube have been cleared in a wrongful death lawsuit involving Suge Knight and late Hollywood records co-founder Terry Carter.

Knight was charged with the murder of Carter after an alleged hit-and-run incident in January 2015.

Carter’s family also sued Knight for wrongful death and negligence and named Dre and Ice Cube as defendants.


The suit claimed at the time that the rappers hired gang members to provide security for the filming of their NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton, and that it was those gang members who threatened Knight, leading to a panic that caused Carter’s death.


The incident took place in the car park of Tam’s Burgers in Compton on January 29 in 2015. The Carter family is also suing the fast food restaurant, claiming violent crimes regularly occur on its premises. The suit is seeking unspecified damages.

But a court has now ruled that Ice Cube and Dre were not responsible for Carter’s death and have been removed from the lawsuit, TMZ reports.

Knight remains in the lawsuit and his murder trial is currently pending. If convicted, he could be sentenced to life in prison.

Meanwhile, Knight recently alleged that Dre hired a hitman in an attempt to kill him.

Knight co-founded Death Row Records alongside Dr Dre in 1991, and made the allegation through his attorneys in court documents.


The documents contained allegations relating to Suge Knight’s shooting in August of 2014. Knight was shot six times at a party hosted by Chris Brown.

The new motion alleged that a man called ‘Tee-Money’ confessed to the shooting, with a detective “informing Knight that the gunman stated that Dr. Dre paid him and a friend $50,000 to kill Knight.”

Dre’s lawyers called the allegations “ridiculous.”

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