Suge Knight has denied allegations that Death
Row provided drugs to Anton "Big Lurch" Singleton, who is charged
with the grizzly murder of a 21 year-old Los Angeles, California area woman.
"I don’t know this guy…. Nobody from our
company knows this guy," Knight told Reuters. "I never even heard
the guy rap…a lot of people out there want to have a production deal (and)
think that they have a production deal even if they don’t."
Singleton is on trial for the murder of Tynisha
Ysais, 21. Ysais was found her apartment with her chest ripped open. According
to testimony, Singleton and Ysais’ boyfriend Thomas Moore, spent the evening
prior to the murder smoking PCP.
On Friday (April 11), Ysais’ mother, Carolyn
Stinson filed a wrongful deat lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against
Stress Free Records and Knight’s Death Row Records, claiming that both provided
Singleton drugs in an attempt to make him more marketable as a "gangsta
Authorities later arrested a disoriented Singleton
as he wandered down the street nude, covered in blood.
Later testing revealed human flesh in his stomach.
When Ysais body was discovered, her lungs were exposed and had been chewed on.
Stinson’s lawyer also appeared to back away from
the allegations leveled at Death Row in the lawsuit.
"We’re continuing to investigate,"
McKesson said. "If it turns out that Death Row is right — that there is
no connection, we will drop them (from the lawsuit) immediately."
Knight dismissed the allegations as an attempt
to soil the Death Row brand. "They’re just looking to get paid," he
said. "It’s not only just slander. It’s fraud."