Following the lead of his ex-girlfriend Kim Kardashian, singer and reality TV star Ray J is looking to help an imprisoned person. This time it’s for someone famous. Ray J is reportedly in “secret” talks with Trump Administration to get a pardon for convicted killer, former rap mogul Suge Knight.
The “Love & Hip Hop” recently signed a deal with Suge Knight in which Knight handed over his life rights to the singer. 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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An insider told DailyMailTV, “He saw what Kim was able to do with her work in the criminal justice system and he is determined to show he can do the same.” Ray J wants to meet with Trump, but the White House has some conditions, the insider said. One condition is that Ray J join the president on the road.
“The singer was even invited to fly with Trump on Air Force One to rallies in Lake Charles, La. or Dallas earlier this month but had scheduling conflicts,” The Daily Mail reported.
Some are skeptical about Ray J’s pardon move. As one person tweeted: “Is The Ray J Suge Knight Pardon Real or Fake.”
Knight, 54, was sentenced to 28 years in prison in 2018 for a hit-and-run that killed Terry Carter and injured Cle Sloan in 2015.
“He was originally facing 11 years in prison, but his sentence was later doubled under California‘s three-strikes law based on his prior convictions. An additional six years was also added for using a vehicle as a deadly weapon in a ‘serious and violent’ felony,” The Daily Mail reported.
“Ray J is not just a friend of mine, that’s little brother, that’s family. And I respect Ray J and his business dealings, that’s why I choose him as one of the guys to deal with the music side of the future for as Death Row Records, anything to do Death Row and it’s great to have him because he will be putting out this incredible album and I heard it before,” Knight told The Blast in a phone interview from prison.