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Kanye West Deposed In Suge Knight Shooting Lawsuit

Submitted by on June 21, 2010 – 9:06 am20 Comments

Suge Knight is moving forward with a lawsuit against Kanye West stemming from a 2005 incident during which the has-been hip-hop mogul was shot in the leg by an unknown assailant at a pre-party for the MTV Video Music Awards thrown by West at the Shore Club in Miami. Both sides met face-to-face at West’s deposition on Friday in NYC, but the hip-hop star was uncharacteristically quiet during the six hours of questioning by Knight’s lawyer Marc Brumer, who told Page Six:

“He [West] basically put his hands over his head and didn’t say anything for six hours. He evidently doesn’t know anything about anything, despite the fact that he hosted the party.”

Knight is asking for more than $1 million in damages in the suit, which alleges that West and the Shore Club should have realized the party could produce a “dangerous environment” because of a widely known history of sometimes violent feuding among rap figures. This coming from a man that played a MAJOR role in the history of violent rap feuds (does the whole East Coast versus West Coast fiasco ring any bells?). Said Knight of the fruitless deposition:

“I figured I could sit him down, man to man, and get this resolved. I’m disappointed. My whole thing is: I’m not here to put nobody behind bars.”

Knight went on to tell the Associated Press that he wanted to do away with the violent image of rap.

“It’s time for more positive now,” said the former Death Row Records CEO.

Suge Knight trying to clean up the image of rap? SMH! That’s the equivalent of Bernie Madoff advocating for Wall Street reform.

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