We all know that famous music producers Sean Diddy Combs and Marion Suge Knight were two highly successful rap artists in the ‘90s. They rose to prominence on separate coasts and made names for themselves along with millions of dollars. And then comes the dark part. We know that they were in disagreement with each other, which some say led to two famous murders.
This is something we all know. However, the topic of our concern here is their net worth. In this piece, we will try to delve a little into the lives of the two infamous rap artists of the 90s. Besides, we will also go into the controversies surrounding the murders. Stay with us until the end to know more.
Briefly about Suge Knight
Marion Hugh “Suge” Knight Jr was born on April 19, 1965. Firstly, he is an American music executive and the co-founder and former CEO of Death Row Records. Secondly, he was one of the prime figures in gangsta rap’s commercial success. This feat is attributed to the record label’s first two album releases: Dr Dre’s The Chronic in 1992 and Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle in 1993. And we know what hits they were. Sure he had some rap legends give stellar works before us. We give him his share of due there.
About Sean Diddy
Sean Love Combs or Sean John Combs was born on November 4, 1969). Firstly, he is also known as Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, Diddy, or Puffy. Secondly, he is an American rapper, songwriter, record executive, and entrepreneur. Thirdly, he was born in New York City and worked as a talent director at Uptown Records. Furthermore, he founded his record label, Bad Boy Records in 1993. Fourthly, Combs has produced and grown artists such as The Notorious B.I.G., Mary J. Blige, and Usher.
Fifthly, we know that Combs’ debut album, No Way Out (1997), was certified seven times platinum. The album was followed by Forever (1999), The Saga Continues…, (2001) and Press Play (2006). Besides, all of them were commercially successful. Sixthly, In 2009, Combs formed the musical group Dirty Money. Seventhly, together, they released their highly successful debut album Last Train to Paris (2010).
Eighthly, Combs won three Grammy Awards and two MTV Video Music Awards. Also, he is the producer of MTV’s Making the Band. Lastly, In 1998, he launched his clothing line, Sean John. He was nominated for the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) award for Menswear Designer of the Year in 2000 and won in 2004.
About The Murder Controversies
In 1991, Knight co-founded Death Row Records, which was primarily for west coast artists. Furthermore, rappers like Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg released widely successful albums on the label. Therefore, Knight rose to wealth and fame in the ‘90s music industry.
Then comes Tupac, the icon. Tupac Shakur signed to Death Row under Knight’s persuasion. It appears that Knight suggested bail for Shakur if he agreed to release from Death Row. Furthermore, he released All Eyez on Me in 1996. After all, this Knight was with Shakur later that year when someone fired shots into their vehicle. Although only a fragment struck him, Shakur was fatally injured and succumbed to his injuries after the shooting.
In 1993, Sean Diddy started Bad Boy Entertainment in New York. Furthermore, he was close with Christopher Wallace, known as the Notorious B.I.G. There was an ongoing battle between the west and east coast rappers, and Shakur and Wallace were the prominent faces of the feud.
That rivalry seemed to be at the heart of the feud between Diddy and Knight. Besides, some say it turned deadly. As reported by Forbes, there was a rumour that one informant suggested Diddy took the first violent step and offered a hitman $1 million to fire at Shakur and Knight. Knight sustained some injuries but Tupac was fatally wounded.
What Does Diddy Have To Say?
As the story goes, Diddy said the story told about him “is pure fiction and completely ridiculous.” We don’t know what happened for sure, as no one could specifically provide strong evidence. However, he wasn’t the only one to face such strong criminal allegations. Another hidden informant suggested that Knight retaliated to the fatal night and paid to arrange the 1997 shooting in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, that killed Wallace a few days after the demise of Tupac.
Whose Net Worth Is Higher, Diddy Or Suge Knight?
The answer to that is simple considering Suge Knight is at a correctional home. In 2022, Knight’s net worth is a surprising $200,000 (per Celebrity Net Worth.) That’s a really low amount. Furthermore, in 2002, he owed more than $6.5 million to the IRS in back taxes. But he filed for personal bankruptcy in 2006.
Suge Knight claimed that his debts totalled more than $100 million. The main reason was due to a $107 million judgment that he had to pay his business partner’s former wife. Furthermore, she was an early Death Row investor but claimed she was forced out once the company started making money.
In addition, Celebrity Net Worth reports that Diddy’s net worth is $900 million. That’s pretty impressive. Therefore he has been one of the world’s highest-paid celebrities for two decades. Nevertheless, thanks to various musical talents, a business empire, and investments in companies like Cîroc vodka made a millionaire.
What Fate Is Suge Knight Headed To?
Suge Knight pleaded no contest in 2018 to involuntary manslaughter for the death of Terry Carter, co-founder of Heavyweight Records. Now that’s another story. According to reports, he followed Carter and another man, Cle Sloan, to a burger stand in Compton, California. Furthermore, he intentionally struck both of them in a pickup truck after an argument. In addition, he fled the scene. However, Sloan survived.
Knight is currently serving a 28-year prison sentence for killing Carter. Seems he has met his nemesis finally. Furthermore, the victim’s family sued for wrongful death, though the first case ended in a mistrial. Speak about bringing your downfall. He ended his career with his wrongful deeds.
Diddy continues to bask in the glory of his wealth and success. That man has undoubtedly given massive hits in his career. Unfortunately, that is not the scene with Suge Knight. He is serving his 28 years prison sentence. We don’t know how much of the entire controversy is true but we sure hope every deceased has got their share of justice. Besides, we hope that Knight comes out healthy and a better man in his later years.
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