Suge Knight Weighs In On "Euphoria" Diss: "Round One Goes To Kendrick"

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Arraignment For Marion 'Suge' Knight
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30: Marion 'Suge' Knight, who is charged with murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run for allegedly running down two men in Compton killing one of them, appears in court for his arraignment at Criminal Courts Building April 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Knight has been ordered to stand trial and is being re-arraigned on murder charges after he was involved in an argument with two men in a Compton restaurant parking lot and struck them with his vehicle in January. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
The Death Row honcho is siding with Makaveli's offspring.

Suge Knight is a polarizing figure in hip-hop. He's the bodyguard who co-founded Death Row Records. He was the driver of the car when 2Pac got shot. He's currently behind bars for voluntary manslaughter, and won't be eligible for parole until 2034. He does, however, have opinions on the Drake vs. Kendrick Lamar beef. Knight hopped on X (formerly Twitter) to share his thoughts on Lamar's long-awaited diss record, "Euphoria." His response was predictable in some ways, yet surprising in others.

For starters, Knight came out as pro K. Dot. Not one single hip-hop fan in surprised to hear this. "Round one goes to Kendrick Lamar," he tweeted. It was the rest of the post that caught fans off guard. Knight, a notoriously violent criminal, decided to use the Drake vs. Lamar beef as a platform to condemn colorism and violence within the Black community.

Suge Knight Condemned The Colorism In K. Dot's Diss

This was sparked, presumably, by the ongoing mockery of Drake for being light-skinned, and therefore not as authentic as Lamar. "Youngin let’s stop saying light skinned people aren’t black," Knight asserted. "Cause the police think otherwise. Black is Black. That creates division amongst ourselves, and I ain’t f**kin with that." Some X users commended Knight for speaking out on the topic, but others criticized him for being a hypocrite given his crimes. Then there were those who simply wanted to know why Knight had access to X.

Those who have been plugged into the Drake vs Lamar beef know, however, that Suge Knight has been giving his opinion the whole time. He was extremely critical of Drake for using an AI-generated 2Pac on the diss record "Taylor Made Freestyle." He even dedicated a segment to it on his podcast Collect Calls. "Putting him on a song and dissing Kendrick for everybody entertainment-- that ain’t how it go," Knight asserted. "Then putting him on a song with Snoop, who was a part of his downfall and exit, ain’t ever a good look. He never was a pawn."

Do you agree with Suge Knight's take? Is Kendrick up 1-0?

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Elias is a music writer at HotNewHipHop. He joined the site in 2024, and covers a wide range of topics, including pop culture, film, sports, and of course, hip-hop. You can find him publishing work for HNHH from Monday to Friday, especially when it comes to the coverage of new albums and singles. His favorite artists are Andre 3000, MF Doom, pre-808s Kanye West and Tyler, The Creator. He loves L.A. hip-hop but not L.A. sports teams. The first album he ever bought was Big Willie Style by Will Smith, which he maintains is still a pretty good listen.
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