Suge Knight Says Eazy-E's Widow Fumbled Millions Of Dollars In Poor Dr. Dre Deal

The Death Row head honcho claimed that Tomica Woods-Wright missed out on a billion-dollar deal that he had set up for their family.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
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Suge Knight's recent episode of the Collect Call podcast, which aired on Sunday (November 19), is adding salt to a wound. Moreover, he targeted Eazy-E's widow for fumbling a deal that the Death Row executive landed with Dr. Dre that would've set up the late rapper and his family for generational wealth. By giving up some profits to Suge, Eazy allegedly could get a share of all of the West Coast producer's earnings, no matter the industry. During his conversation with The Source magazine co-founder Dave Mays, he explained that this was a billion-dollar opportunity given Dre's continued massive success throughout his career.

"I did a deal for [Eazy]," Suge Knight's comments on the whole situation began. "He gets a dollar off of anything that Dre does. In other words, [that's] if he do a movie, if he do a beat, [or] if he promote some type of merchandise. If he do a commercial, if he produce... Off of his part, [Eazy] gets a dollar." Then, the incarcerated and notorious music figure explained that Eazy-E's widow, Tomica Woods-Wright, assumed control of his estate after his untimely passing in March of 1995.

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Collect Call With Suge Knight: Check Out His Words On Eazy-E's Widow At 15:34

"Tomica met with Interscope," Suge Knight further alleged. "Interscope said, ‘Hey, why you want to get a dollar off of everything Dre does? Me and you could do business later on. Sign off and just let Dre out of it. We’re gonna do business later.’ She signed off. They ain’t did no business with that b***h later. And guess what? That f***ed Eazy’s kids, his momma, at the time his father was still living. It’s f***ed his family." Given how complex and elaborate this deal seems, it's unclear if we'll ever really understand the implications of this claim.

In fact, Eazy-E had previously spoken to Arsenio Hall in 1993 about a similar arrangement, which interestingly coincided with his beef with N.W.A. As such, anything Dre did went right back to Eazy. "Basically, I had Dre signed as exclusive producer and an exclusive artist,” he explained. “So when Dre tried to make his deal over at Interscope, I was included for the next six years." For more news and the latest updates on Dr. Dre, Suge Knight, and the late and great Eazy-E, stay logged into HNHH.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.