Suge questions the legality of Snoop's purchase of Death Row
Suge Knight doesn't believe Snoop Dogg bought Death Row Records legally. Recently speaking to TMZ from CA State Penitentiary where he is serving a 28-year bid for voluntary manslaughter, Suge claimed that Snoop managed to purchase the label because he (Suge) had filed for bankruptcy in the ‘90s.
However, Suge says Snoop didn't commit the fraud himself but it's his former partner Harry O, who he says is now the Doggystyle rapper's partner, who committed “bankruptcy fraud.”
“Well, if he do, I doubt that,” Suge responded after he was asked if Snoop is the honcho of the iconic label. “First of all, you gotta look at it like this: I am Death Row. So I'm quite sure when it's said and done, [2Pac's] All Eyez On Me and Makaveli will definitely come back to me, and the rest of the stuff.
“But one problem with that is: Snoop has a partner, which is Michael Harris. They committed fraud, they bankruptcy fraud. I didn't lose my company by doing anything wrong; they went in and the lawyer didn't show up, and they got a default judgement.”
He continued: “I settled the judgement. They turned around and said I didn't settle the judgement. But they committed bankruptcy fraud which we just found out for sure last week. When they filed for bankruptcy in '95, they said it didn't have anything to do with Death Row.
“You can't commit bankruptcy fraud and settle and do those type of things … It's called illegal, it's a crime. You can't take the person who committed the worst crime of the century, taking Death Row from Black people and try to give it to white people, and think he gonna grab Snoop and they gonna get it back. It doesn't work like that.”