Suge Knight, former rap mogul and Death Row founder, has been arraigned in an LA courtroom for allegedly threatening to kill Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray.
Knight is currently awaiting trial for murder in connection with a hit and run that took place in January 2015.
The hip hop figure was indicted last February on the charge of violating a penal code that includes threatening “to commit a crime which will result in death or great bodily injury to another person”, reports Hollywood Reporter.
Knight supposedly texted director Gray a threat in 2014 after seeing his aggressive portrayal in the N.W.A biopic.
Marion ‘Suge’ Knight will be portrayed again in the the forthcoming All Eyez On Me biopic about the life of Tupac Shakur.
A teaser was released that features a scene in which Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight visits the rapper in jail. Shakur had been sentenced for sexually abusing a fan in 1995. Watch the clip below.
Carter’s family also sued Knight for wrongful death and negligence and named Dre and Ice Cube as defendants.