Marion “Suge” Knight may be in jail, but he’s possibly found a way to make money on the outside.
The former Death Row Records boss, who is doing a 28-year stint behind bars, has sold his life rights to entrepreneur, actor and producer Ray J. The deal was actually sealed more than seven months ago, Ray J’s manager, David Weintraub confirmed to Page Six. Knight could be released early and some deals would be most likely be more than welcome.
Ray J, 38, is reportedly shopping a number of documentary, scripted and feature projects based on Knight’s life as well as the history of Death Row Records.
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Weintraub and Knight, 54, go way back. Weintraub began his career at Interscope Records, later moving to Death Row.
So why Ray J? “The two have allegedly been friends for years, and Knight trusts him specifically to make good business decisions in his name,” Complex reported.
“The main focus for now, however, are documentary and scripted programs with Knight’s life rights, including a reenacted scripted series about Knight and the untold stories of the founding of Death Row that will be unlike various projects that have already been released,” Page Six reported.
There have already been a number of documentaries that touch on the Death Row Records era, including “Life After Death Row,” “Welcome To Death Row,” and “American Dream/American Knightmare.”
Knight was sentenced to 28 years in prison for killing a man in 2015.