Big Naz shares some wild stories about being a bodyguard for Em.
Eminem's former bodyguard, Byron "Big Naz" Williams, recently sat down for an interview on the Murder Master Music Show and he revealed some crazy details about what it was like to look out for Em, especially when Suge Knight was trying to kill him.
According to Big Naz, Suge, who is currently on trial for murder, was out for blood at the Source Awards 15 years ago.
“There was a situation at the Source Awards, which was our first encounter with Suge Knight and his henchmen,” Naz explains. “They had it to where the artists couldn’t sit with the bodyguards. I notice Em is in the aisle and he is beefing with all these guys in red shirts. This is what they said: ‘Death Row motherf***ers! Suge Knight sent us to strong arm Eminem and it’s going down!’ I had to snatch Em up and call Dre, because he was backstage.”
Furthermore, Big Naz recalled the time that he, Eminem and the rest of his entourage had flown to Hawaii only to be greeted by 20 Honolulu police officers who informed them that Suge was rolling deep on the island.
“The scariest moment is when we went to Hawaii,” the former bodyguard continued. “When the plane lands we are greeted by 20 Honolulu police officers and they told us that Death Row is here — they tried to hem [Snoop Dogg] up. Suge Knight had sent 50 guys to try to break up the show. When we got there, vacation mode was over, we were lockin’-n-loading, putting on bullet proof vests with their wives and girlfriends sitting next to them. We had to have Interscope pick up the tab to put Honolulu police with each bodyguard, because of how deep Suge was over there.”
Check out the interview below.