Suge Knight Shot
Gangster rap mogul (and that's an accurate title) Suge Knight was shot in the leg while attending a pre-party for tonight's MTV Music Awards. The police have no idea who approached Knight in the Red Room club and fired at least two shots at the notorious fella. And they probably won't. Knight was famously uncooperative the last time he was wounded, during the murder of Tupac Shakur. I think he might like to take care of his own problems.
We'll have to see if this affects tonight's broadcast (well, I won't, because I don't get MTV). I'm thinking it won't. After all, it isn't like Lindsey Lohan was shot. Suge Knight gets shot; that's part of what he does.
PS - The last link up there is to a site that thinks Suge Knight had Tupac killed to keep control of Pac's catalog. I have dismissed this theory in the past for a simple reason: Suge Knight was in the car. He was hit. Now, he may be a stone gangster, but putting yourself directly in the line of fire is beyond tough. Has there ever been a mob hit where that has happened?
Beyond matters of justice, I think our inability to completely map out the deaths of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls are causing us to miss out on one of the great stories of our generation.