While the memory and legacy of Eazy-E is immortalized in the box-office topping Straight Outta Compton, it reminded fans of the unfortunate passing of the N.W.A. member, who died of HIV in 1995. Though most of the discussion around HIV/AIDS remains productive, old footage of E's former rival Suge Knight joking about the disease and his death has surfaced, leaving many disgusted by his remarks.
In the throwback clip from Knight's appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in 2003, the former hip hop mogul, just released from prison at the time, made a joke about Eazy-E's death that fell flat. In responding to Kimmel's decision to wear a bulletproof vest for the sit-down, Knight went into a brief tirade about how to most effectively kill someone.
"Technology is so high. If you shoot somebody, you go to jail forever," he said. "You don't want to go to jail forever... They have a new thing out. They have this stuff they called... they get blood from somebody with AIDS and they shoot you with it. That's [a] slow death. The Eazy-E thing, you know what I mean?"
As depicted in the biopic, Eazy and Dr. Dre had a very bitter break up that Knight played a crutial and ominous role in creating. While any bad blood between the N.W.A. members was settled prior to Eazy's passing in 1995, the same cannot be said for his relationship with Knight.
Fast forward to 2015, Straight Outta Compton is the No. 1 movie in America and Suge Knight is currently facing murder charges linked to a hit-and-run incident that occurred in Compton earlier this year.
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