This time around, Eminem’s former bodyguard is coming forward with the claim that Knight also had his boss’s name on his hit list.
During a new interview on the Murder Master Music Show, Eminem’s ex-bodyguard, Big Naz, revealed that there were several times throughout their time working together that he feared for both his life and Em’s, claiming that Suge was to blame for that uneasy feeling.
“There was a situation at the Source Awards, which was our first encounter with Suge Knight and his henchmen,” Naz explains. “They had it to where the artists couldn’t sit with the bodyguards. I notice Em is in the aisle and he is beefing with all these guys in red shirts. This is what they said: ‘Death Row motherf***ers! Suge Knight sent us to strong arm Eminem and it’s going down!’ I had to snatch Em up and call Dre, because he was backstage.”
Naz also details a circumstance when he and the crew landed in Hawaii and realized all too quickly that their vacation was over before it had begun.
“The scariest moment is when we went to Hawaii,” the former bodyguard continued. “When the plane lands we are greeted by 20 Honolulu police officers and they told us that Death Row is here — they tried to hem [Snoop Dogg] up. Suge Knight had sent 50 guys to try to break up the show. When we got there, vacation mode was over, we were lockin’-n-loading, putting on bullet proof vests with their wives and girlfriends sitting next to them. We had to have Interscope pick up the tab to put Honolulu police with each bodyguard, because of how deep Suge was over there.”
Check out Big Naz’s new interview in full in the clip below.
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