Even though it’s been 16 years since his death, Suge Knight is still doing his best to show that he was a loyal friend to rapper Tupac Shakur. The former head of Death Row Records, who has long battled allegations that he was involved in the 1997 death of Biggie Smalls, was a guest this week on L.A.’s 93.5 KDay radio show where he blasted rapper Rick Ross for a song that mentioned the fallen rapper’s name.
In 2011, Ross and his Maybach Music cartel of Meek Mill, Pill and Wale released their Self Made album. On it was a track made for Mill titled “Tupac Back” with the chorus, “Tupac back, Tupack back, that’s all these b—– screamin’ that Tupac back.”
Knight has obviously taken offense to the song and told KDay radio that Rick Ross deserves a beating, something he’d gladly give him. According to the former rap mogul, the song is especially disrespectful considering that Ross is a close friend and collaborator of Diddy, the man who’s really responsible for Tupac’s death.
“That boy got bars, he’s gonna write… at the same time, I feel like there’s a line you cross, and Rick Ross crossed that line,” said Knight. “If you’re gonna be with guy [Diddy] who killed Tupac, you can’t go turn around and do a record [called] ‘Tupac Back’. Rick Ross is a grown a– n—-. I’ll beat the dog s— out of Rick Ross for manipulating these people out here.”
Knight also noted that Ross was exposed for being a correctional officer but added that he doesn’t have anything “negative” against him.
In 2010, Knight famously had a number of his personal items sold at auction on A&E’s “Storage Wars” reality show. Included in the auctioned items was a large portrait of Knight and Shakur that sold for only $100. In 2009, Knight suffered a similar fate for another unpaid storage bill. Numerous personal items including his underwear were sold to the highest bidder.