Rap entrepreneur Marion “Suge” Knight was shot early Sunday in a crowded night club but is expected to survive, Los Angeles police said.
Knight, who is the founder of the influential Death Row Records and who helped steer Dr. Dre, Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg to success, was one of three club patrons struck by gunfire around 1:30 a.m. at the 1OAK nightclub on West Hollywood’s Sunset Boulevard, the Associated Press reports.
The two other victims, a man and a woman, were being treated at local hospitals and also expected to survive.
The shooting occurred the night before MTV’s Video Music Awards on Sunday evening in Inglewood. MTV said the party was not affiliated with its awards event.
The R&B star Chris Brown co-hosted the party at the nightclub with Pia Mia and was inside the club at the time of the shooting, but wasn’t hit by gunfire.
Knight has been engaged in a rap feud with East Coast artists over the past two decades and has been in and out of jail due to related parole violations and physical attacks.