dr dre & suge knight

*Fallen record mogul Marion “Suge” Knight is claiming in a new lawsuit that his ex-business partner at Deathrow Records, Dr. Dre, hired a hit man to kill him.

Wow. Let that sink in for a moment. The problem is supposedly all because of Beats By Dre, according to TMZ.

The site is reporting that Suge says he had a lifetime management deal with Dre, which entitled him to a 30% cut of Dre’s entertainment earnings. But, hen Beats came along, Suge alleges Dre tried to cut him out, in part because Apple — which bought Beats from Dre — didn’t want its brand associated with Suge.

Dre’s solution, according to the lawsuit, was to hire a hitman to kill Suge at 1 OAK during the 2014 BET Awards weekend. Suge was shot 7 times in the abdomen but recovered.

Aftermath of Suge shooting:

To say this news is not a good look for Dr. Dre is an understatement. It comes on the heels of Michel’le’s successful TV movie that portrayed him as a woman beater. It’s not only embarrassing, but it’s bound to be making the suits at Apple rather nervous, to say the least.

In any event, the suit claims the L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. questioned a man named T-Money about the shooting, and he told investigators he was paid by Dre to kill Suge. Suge says, despite 37 cameras in 1 OAK, no arrests were made.

Fast forward to January, 2015, when Suge drove to Tam’s Burgers in Compton. The suit claims Dre and Universal — which produced “Straight Outta Compton” — paid Cle “Bone” Sloan $300,000, insinuating he would take care of the Suge problem.

As we first reported, Suge struck Sloan with his truck, seriously injuring him. Suge also ran over Terry Carter and killed him, but Suge says it was an accident and he was trying to escape an ambush.

The bottom line is Suge is suing Dre, Apple, Universal and Tam’s for unspecified damages. Among his damages — 30% of Dre’s take from the Beats sale. Dre got $1 billion, so Suge wants around $300 million.

Puffy was right. Mo’ money, mo’ problems.