Did Suge Knight have Notorious B.I.G. killed?
In the first trailer for “American Dream/American Knightmare,” Showtime’s long-in-the-works documentary on the incarcerated rap mogul, Knight is asked if he was involved in the 1997 murder of the rapper. But of course, you’ll have to tune in to hear Knight’s answer.
The documentary from “Training Day” director Antoine Fuqua, which was first announced in 2011, will premiere on Dec. 21 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.
In the doc, Fuqua delves deep into the life and storied exploits of the iconic Death Row Records co-founder, Marion “Suge” Knight, as well as the volatile and highly influential era in music that he presided over. Through a series of interviews with Knight, viewers are guided through his world as he personally reveals exactly how it all happened and why it all fell apart. Once described as the “most feared man in hip-hop,” Knight is currently in jail, sentenced to 28 years in prison after pleading no contest to voluntary manslaughter in a 2015 hit-and-run death.
“In this documentary – which took years of research, production and labor to complete – Suge Knight discusses for the first time his complex life in detail,” said Fuqua. “The audience will learn how he built and lost Death Row Records and his views about the rap music scene. Suge also gives a first-person account and new details about the Las Vegas shooting that seriously injured him and that took the life of Tupac Shakur. This documentary will give viewers more access to Suge’s story than ever before. This is a cautionary tale of one man’s choices and the consequences of his decisions.”
“American Dream/American Knightmare” is directed by Fuqua and produced by him and his Fuqua Films banner, Bradley J. Fischer and Eva Gunz.