Disturbing Throwback Footage of Suge Knight Joking About Eazy-E's Death Surfaces

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 07: Marion 'Suge' Knight makes a court appearance for assault and robbery charges at Criminal Courts Building on July 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  Knight is charged with robbery and criminal threats after allegedly stealing a photographer's camera during an incident September 5, 2014 in Beverly Hills.  (Photo by Patrick T Fallon-Pool/Getty Images)

Disturbing Throwback Footage of Suge Knight Joking About Eazy-E's Death Surfaces

Former Death Row boss had no chill on this visit to Jimmy Kimmel.

Published August 17, 2015

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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Written by Moriba Cummings


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