Suge Knight Hospitalized After Brawl, Akon Associate Faces Felony Assault
Death Row Records founder Suge Knight was reportedly rushed to the hospital over the weekend after suffering severe facial injuries.
TMZ reports that Knight allegedly got into an altercation with a member of Akon’s entourage, during a private NBA All-Star weekend party at the W Hotel, in Scottsdale, AZ.
Authorities say they saw the suspect, Robert Carnes, Jr., punch Knight in the face twice, forcing them to use tasers to “quell the fight.” Carnes was charged with felony aggravated assault due to the “severity of the victim's injuries." Another man was also cuffed and hit with misdemeanor charges.
Reps for Akon say the singer was not at the party at the time of the incident.
This is the second time Knight was involved in a fight over the course of the last nine months. Last May the former hip-hop mogul was knocked out during a brawl in a Los Angeles night spot.
In related news Knight’s Death Row Records was recently sold for $18 million in a public auction. The West Coast entrepreneur was forced to put the label up for sale after filing for bankruptcy in ’06. – Elan Mancini