Suge Knight sues Kanye West

South Florida, home to sobbing judges and Elián González lawsuits, is the nation’s capital of ridiculous litigation. So it’s only fitting we play host to this doozy: Marion “Suge” Knight versus Kanye West.

In January 2009, the bankrupt former Death Row Records CEO filed a federal lawsuit against West, claiming the rapper should be financially responsible for an unsolved 2005 shooting at a party he hosted at South Beach’s posh Shore Club that left Knight capped in the femur.

Among Knight’s alleged damages: medical bills, expenses including “the cost of a private plane to transport him from Florida back to Los Angeles,” and a supposedly $135,000 diamond earring that Knight claims was stolen in the melee. The Shore Club’s owners were also named as defendants in the suit.

Originally filed in California district court, the suit has now been transferred to Miami.”People shouldn’t underestimate Suge Knight,” says his boisterous lawyer Marc Brumer, adopting the tone of a boxing promoter before a title fight.


Pictured: Producer Suge Knight arrives at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards at the American Airlines Arena August 29, 2004 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images).