In the 1990s, the heads of two wildly popular music labels were the music producers Sean “Diddy” Combs and Marion “Suge” Knight.
On different coasts, they achieved success and were well-known, earning millions of dollars in the process.
They also engaged in a conflict that some claim produced two well-known killings. Who, though, will be wealthier in 2022?
Net worths didn’t start Diddy’s feud with Suge Knight
Knight helped establish the west coast-focused Death Row Records label in 1991. Knight gained fortune and notoriety in the ’90s music scene as a result of rappers like Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg releasing hugely popular albums on the label.
After being persuaded by Knight, legendary rapper Tupac Shakur eventually signed with Death Row and issued All Eyez on Me in 1996.
Later that year, when Shakur was with Knight, someone shot at their car. Shakur was only struck by a piece of the bullet, but he was gravely wounded and passed just a few days afterward.
The Notorious B.I.G., Christopher Wallace, and Diddy were close friends when Diddy launched Bad Boy Entertainment in New York in 1993.
The major figures in the ongoing feud between the west and east coast scenes were Wallace and Shakur, who were once close friends.
That rivalry appeared to be at the root of the conflict between Diddy and Knight, which some claim escalated to violence.
According to Forbes, speculations said Diddy took the first aggressive move when he paid a hitman $1 million to shoot Shakur and Knight, which resulted in the rapper’s death.
To be clear, Diddy claimed that the allegation being spread about him “is totally fake and completely ludicrous.”
But he wasn’t the only person who was the target of such serious criminal accusations. A different informant claimed Knight paid to organize the 1997 killing in Los Angeles that murdered Wallace less than a year after Shakur died as payback.
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Does Diddy or Suge Knight Have a Higher Net Worth Now?
Knight’s net worth unexpectedly drops to $200,000 in 2022. per Celebrity Net Worth.
He submitted a personal bankruptcy petition in 2006 after owing the IRS more than $6.5 million in past taxes as of 2002.
Knight asserted that his obligations exceeded $100 million, largely as a result of a $107 million judgment ordering him to pay his business partner’s ex-wife. She was an early Death Row investor but said she was made to leave as the business began to succeed.
However, according to Celebrity Net Worth, Diddy is worth an amazing $900 million. Several musical skills, a commercial empire, and interests in businesses like Cîroc vodka have made him one of the highest-paid celebrities in the world for the past 20 years.
What Is Suge Knight Doing Now?
When Terry Carter, a co-founder of Heavyweight Records, died in 2018, Knight entered a no-contest plea to involuntary homicide.
He allegedly pursued Carter and another man, Cle Sloan, to a burger joint in Compton, California, where after an altercation, he drove a pickup vehicle and purposefully struck both of them. Only Sloan lived after he left the area.
For the murder of Carter, Knight is currently incarcerated for 28 years. The victim’s family also filed a wrongful death lawsuit, even though the initial case resulted in a mistrial.
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