TDE‘s CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith isn’t taking too kindly to Suge Knight‘s recent comments about his imprint, and their partner Interscope Records. Suge Knight was recently a guest on The Arsenio Hall Show and spoke to the legalities of some of the recent record label deals-mainly Kendrick Lamar and TDE’s set up with Interscope.
Suge basically stated that they are getting robbed and the deals in place are far from fair. He went as far as relating it to slavery.
“The deals are still messed up. I think it’s unfair if you really look at it, if you look at Interscope, the two guys from Compton–Game, Kendrick Lamar–got two of the worst deals in the industry. And when you look at it, it’s not so much the production company fault, but what people don’t realize is that if you’re on Universal, it’s the ship. Then Interscope get they cut, then Aftermath get they cut, then G-Unit get they cut. Then the guy who really has Game signed, it was another production company, then it came to Game. The reality is there’s more slavery now than ever.” (Arsenio Show).
“When you were a slave you knew it was bad. When you was a slave, you was like ‘sh*t, it’s bad.’ But it’s worse when somebody make you be a celebrity and put you on a status and you thanking a person for stabbing you in the back.” (Arsenio Show)
Top Dawg took to his Twitter and made it known Suge Knight doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
TELL SUGE I SAID IF HE KAN SHOW ME 1 CHECK WE PAID 2 INTERSCOPE OFF OF R TOUING..ILL SELL HIM TDE 4 $1, NOBODY GETS SHIT OFF OUR TOURS. #TOP
— dangeroo kipawaa TDE (@dangerookipawaa) April 16, 2014