Suge Knight Lawsuit Against Kanye West Gets Court Date

Kanye West has kept a pretty low profile since infamously bum-rushing Taylor Swift at the VMAs, but the notoriously private rapper may have to come out of seclusion at year’s end, thanks to onetime rap impresario Marion “Suge” Knight.

According to The Associated Press, on Tuesday U.S. District Court Judge Patricia Seitz scheduled a December 6 trial date in Miami for a lawsuit by the former Death Row Records honcho against West. Knight claims the Grammy-winning rapper was partially responsible for a 2005 nightclub shooting at a party he hosted that resulted in Knight getting shot in the leg.

Knight filed the suit against West in 2008, blaming ‘Ye for the loss of a beloved 15-carat diamond stud earring that he claims was stolen from him during the melee at the trendy Shore Club in 2005, where West was hosting a pre-party before that year’s MTV Video Music Awards. Knight was shot in the right leg at the party in the still-unsolved crime, in which six shots were fired and few witnesses have come forward, despite a star-studded crowd that included Eddie Murphy, Jessica Alba and the Black Eyed Peas.


Pictured: Kanye West attends Men.Style.Com’s 3rd annual Women of Fashion event at The New York Palace Hotel on June 10, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)