dr dre & suge knight

*Supposedly Dr. Dre‘s not asking Suge Knight for permission to include his likeness in the movie “Straight Outta Compton” is what prompted the fight that resulted in Knight being charged with murder.

Sources connected to Suge tell TMZ … he got word he was included in the film, and wanted to talk to Dre about how he was being portrayed. As we’ve reported … Suge’s friend Terry Carter helped set up the meeting.

As for what Suge was so worried about — a new trailer for the movie was just released, and there is a character whupping someone’s ass in a studio … who looks just like Suge.

Unfortunately for Suge, his sit-down with Dr. Dre never happened because – as we reported –  Suge got into a fight with actor Cle “Bone” Sloan … and eventually backed up over him and Carter.

Suge has been charged with Carter’s murder, the attempted murder of Sloan, and hit and run.

Watch the (NSFW) red band trailer for “Straight Outta Compton” below.