Suge Knight and his gang showed up during the "In Da Club" video shoot to intimidate Eminem and 50 Cent and their people.
It's no secret now that Suge Knight was once the bogeyman of hip hop and had a particular beef with Dr. Dre. For years, he followed Dre around like a horror movie villain, hiring thugs to shock and disrupt any and all of his musical projects. The former CEO of Death Row is currently awaiting trial for murder following the tragedy at a promo shoot for the N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton.
D12 member Swifty McVay recently visited the Murder Master Music Show. He recalls standing outside the trailers when Knight and his minions showed up at the "In Da Club" video shoot to intimidate Eminem and 50 Cent.
"And we looking like ‘Man, we from Detroit. We ain’t in this mess.’ So, we ain’t running or running to no trailer. ‘Cause they ain’t trying to see or say nothing to us. But us being in the mix of things, it just felt crazy,” he said.
Swifty explained that Suge Knight had such hatred for Dre that the beef extended to his associates. “Em was pretty much guilty through association,” he said. “Dr. Dre inherited this beef from Suge and all that. And here comes Em being with Dre. So, he kinda got pulled in it by default.”
Marshall Mathers' close friend since youth, Swifty said he and others there weren't going to let Knight's people run all over them. “You ain’t got no business trying to come and run us nowhere, so we ain’t moving,” he said. “We have been in that type of situation where we felt like that. We was just worried about my mans. Em ain’t have nothing to do with what was going on out there.”
Listen to the interview below.