Suge Knight

*Battle-scarred rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight and volatile hip-hop star Kanye West faced off Friday in New York over a beef involving a bullet – with a conference table between them.

The two rap titans were there for West to answer questions about a celebrity-packed Miami Beach party where an unknown gunman shot Knight in the leg. West hosted the 2005 fete at the posh Shore Club before the MTV Video Music Awards, held that year in Miami.

Knight – who promoted some of rap’s biggest acts in the 1990s but has been beset by legal and financial troubles – has sued the Grammy Award-winning West and the Shore Club’s owners, saying they didn’t provide enough security.

Knight said Friday he had hoped a face-to-face encounter with West – and their lawyers – could settle the matter, but he got few answers.

“I figured I could sit him down, man to man, and get this resolved,” Knight said after the six-hour, closed-door session at a Fifth Avenue office. “I’m disappointed.”

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Read MORE of this AP report by Jennifer Peltz HERE.