Suge Knight has had an interesting last couple of months. This year alone he has been knocked out in public, filed for bankruptcy, had his company’s assets sold in auctions, accused of beating his girlfriend after leaving a Vegas strip club and charged with assault and drug charges. Early this morning TMZ reported that as a part of Suge Knight’s bankruptcy, filed on October 30, 2008, Kanye West is at fault for the lose of a 15-caret diamond stud earring that was allegedly stolen from him three years ago. The lawsuit was not only filed against Mr. West, but some of his associates were included as well. As per the lawsuit, Suge is claiming that Kanye West failed to properly secure his 2005 pre-VMA party held in Miami, FL. The party that Knight is referring to is a party in which an unknown suspect shot Knight in the leg.
The damages that knight’s claiming are: being shot in the upper right leg; shattering his bone thus requiring surgery, months of physical therapy, continued mental pain, suffering and loss of income. Suge is also claiming to have lost a $135,000 diamond stud earring during the chaos of being shot. According to Knight the earring was retrieved by a person who declared himself as an employee. This “employee” guaranteed Knight the safe return of his precious earring. Unfortunately for Suge, the earring was not returned. Suge is under the impression that this “employee” worked for Kanye or for one of the others who were included in the the suit.
“It was reasonably foreseeable to defendants that the party would present a dangerous environment with the possibility of weapons (including firearms) being used by or against party guests given the well-known feuds that have at times pitched East Coast rap and hip-hop stars against West Coast rap and hip-hop stars, some of whom would be attending the party with their associates, the lawsuit reads, adding that “certain hip-hop artists who were invited to the party … were known not to be friendly to Mr. Knight.”