Suge Knight to Appeal Judge’s Decision in Kanye Lawsuit

November 5, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015

Suge Knight will appeal a judge's decision to throw out his lawsuit against singer Kanye West. (Robert Mora/Getty Images)
Suge Knight will appeal a judge's decision to throw out his lawsuit against singer Kanye West. (Robert Mora/Getty Images)
Suge Knight’s lawsuit against Kanye West was rejected by a Miami federal judge on Thursday, according to the Associated Press. Knight said he plans to appeal the motion.

Knight, the former CEO of Death Row Records, is suing over a gunshot wound he received at the hip hop superstar’s party in 2005.

Knight is seeking more than $1 million in damages because he alleges that West had poor security at the party.

E! Online reported that the judge ruled that there could have been no way West could have predicted a shooting at the party. The shooter was never found.

Knight’s attorney said that he was not happy with the decision and will appeal the Miami judge’s decision.

Knight’s claim to fame came from his infamous involvement in Death Row Records, which dominated the West Coast rap scene in the 1990s. He helped co-found the label along with Dr. Dre and became its CEO during its most profitable period.

Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, 2Pac, Nate Dogg, Warren G, and others recorded commercially successful albums under the label.

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