Suge Knight, the incarcerated founder of Death Row Records, has claimed that Eazy-E’s widow, Tomica Woods-Wright, may have cost his estate a billion dollars by giving up rights to a percentage of Dr. Dre’s future earnings. Knight made these allegations during the latest episode of his podcast, “Collect Call.”
According to Knight, he facilitated a deal with Eazy-E before his death that would have ensured him profits from Dr. Dre’s career. The deal could have potentially earned Eazy-E’s family a 10-figure sum. Knight explained, “He gets a dollar off of anything that Dre does. In other words, if he does a movie, if he does a beat, if he promotes some type of merchandise. If he does a commercial, if he produces… Off of his part, Eazy gets a dollar.”
However, Knight claims that Woods-Wright made the decision to sign off on a deal with Interscope Records, which terminated the agreement. Knight alleges that Interscope promised to do business with Woods-Wright and Ruthless Records in the future, but this never materialized. Knight believes that this decision has negatively impacted Eazy-E’s children and family.
Eazy-E, whose real name is Eric Lynn Wright, was a rapper and founder of Ruthless Records. He passed away in 1995 at the age of 30 due to HIV/AIDS-related complications. His record label launched the careers of N.W.A., Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, The D.O.C., J.J. Fad, Michel’le, and more.
In the podcast episode, Knight also discusses Tupac Shakur and his first experience with hip-hop. The episode is available to watch on the “Collect Call” podcast.
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