Suge Knight: Injured in a fight at hotel
Rap music mogul Suge Knight was hospitalised for facial injuries after being injured in a fight at hotel, Scottsdale, Arizona, police said this on Monday.
According to police, the security of W hotel near Phoenix called police after two groups of guests exchanged "heated words in the VIP area" early on Monday.
When police officers arrived at the hotel, they saw a man punch Suge Knight, 43, twice in the head.
Police using Tasers broke up the fracas and arrested two men, Robert Carnes and Leon Anderson, who were subsequently charged with aggravated assault and disorderly conduct.
Suge Knight, whose birth name is Marion Hugh Knight, was co-founder of Death Row Records, a label that featured such gangsta rap artists as Dr. Dre, Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dog.
Knight's career has been overshadowed in recent years by run-ins with the law. He was filed for bankruptcy in April 2006, claiming debts of more than $100 million. He was also convicted of assault in 1992 and placed on probation, then jailed for five years in 1996 for violating that probation. He was returned to jail in 2003 for again violating parole, this time by punching a parking attendant at a Hollywood nightclub. He was released the next year.