Everyone knows Suge Knight likes to use muscle every now and then to get his point across. While speaking with Murder Master Music Show, one of Eminem‘s former bodyguards told a story about the time Suge sent some goons after Marshall.
Big Naz, the former bodyguard, explained it happened during the 2001 Source Awards.
“We were at The Source Awards and we all know historically in the past, The Source Awards, someone always got shot,” he says. “That was our first encounter with Suge Knight and his henchman. Em was going to his seat. The way they had the seating was all messed up and the bodyguards couldn’t sit with the artists. I think that was by design ’cause I think they really wanted the artists to be able to network with each other, but it also gives people who got beef with other artists to get at them.”
“He’s beefing with all these guys in these red shirts,” Big Naz says. Knight is affiliated with the Bloods. “So I come from where I was at, I had to come back around, I noticed Em’s face changing, he’s turning like tomato red. There’s a sea of red guys around him. I had to bust through the middle man and snatch him up. Like, ‘Hey man what the hell’s going on up here?’ This is exactly what they said, ‘Death Row, motherfucker, Death Row.’”
Naz then goes on to say the goons told him Suge sent them to rough Em up.
“‘Man, Suge Knight sent us to strongarm him and it’s going down,’” Naz remembers them saying. “I was like, ‘Oh man, I just inherited the East Coast – West Coast beef.’”
Listen to the whole interview with Big Naz below: