Kanye West to face Suge Knight in Miami court

Knight suing West for damages over club shooting

Kanye West is set to face former Death Row Records boss Suge Knight in court in Miami in December over a nightclub shooting that took place in 2005.

Knight is suing West for around $1 million (£660,000) in damages after being shot in the leg at a Shore Club party hosted by West in the city that year.

He is claiming security at the party was inadequate – a charge West and the club’s owners have denied, reports BBC News.

A court date of December 6 has been set by US District Judge Patricia Seitz for the trial.

Marc Brumer, lawyer for Knight, said that medical bills for his cluent following the shooting totaled $200,000 (£132,000). He is also claiming for a $135,000 (£89,000) earring he said he lost in the incident.

“How someone came with a gun into a very VIP party, that just doesn’t meet the smell test in life,” Brumer said.