Family members of two high profile rappers have started an interesting
lawsuit against Deathrow Records boss Marion “Suge” Knight. The lawsuit
relates to Knight’s song ‘Tha Row’ which appears on the soundtrack to the
movie ‘Dysfunktional Family’.
The lawsuit has been brought by Beverly Green, Snoop Dogg’s mother and Maria Watkins, the wife of rapper Daz Dillinger. In the song Knight alleges he has slept with both women, and that he fathered Watkin’s unborn child.
Both women deny having relationships with Knight, and in addition Watkins
claims the lyrics caused her marriage to Dillinger to fall apart. They reckon Knight made the claims to ‘get back’ at Dillinger, who had previously
successfully taken the rap mogul to court. Suing Knight, his record label Tha Row, his publishers Warner Chappell and the film’s makers Miramax, the
two women are seeking damages for slander and intentional infliction of
emotional distress. They have also applied for a restraining order against
the defendants, claiming that agents of Knight have threatened them over the
No comment yet from any of the defendents on the case, though Knight himself
isn’t in a position to comment directly as he is currently serving a ten month prison sentence for violating his parole and striking a Hollywood nightclub valet.