Kanye West, Suge Knight Face Off Over Shooting; Suge 'Disappointed'
Kanye West and Marion “Suge” Knight appeared in New York court yesterday (June 18th) in an attempt to settle a lawsuit over a shooting at a 2005 party in Miami.
According to the New York Post, West refused to speak during a six-hour, closed door session between Knight’s lawyer Marc Brumer and West’s lawyers.
Knight is seeking over $1 million dollars from Kanye West, claiming the rapper was responsible for a shooting that took place during a party he was hosting at the Shore Club in Miami inside the Red Room in August of 2005.
Knight was struck in the leg by an unknown gunman and suffered a gunshot wound which left the Death Row Records founder with a shatter femur that required multiple operations to heal.
Additionally, Knight claims West is responsible for a $135,000 15 karat diamond earring that was lost during the melee, which occurred during the celebrity-filled event prior to the 2005 VMA Awards.
"He basically put his hands over his head and didn't say anything for six hours," Knight's lawyer, Marc Brumer, told Page Six. "He evidently doesn't know anything about anything, despite the fact that he hosted the party.”
On Friday, Knight told the Associated Press that he was “disappointed” with the outcome of the negotiations.
"I figured I could sit him down, man to man, and get this resolved," Knight said after the marathon meeting, which took place at an office on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
According to Knight and Brumer, Kanye West and The Shore Club are responsible because the shooter breached security with a firearm and squeezed off six shots, one of which hit Knight.
A number of celebrities attended the party, including The Game, Eddie Murphy, The Black Eyed Peas, Jessica Alba and others.
Even if Knight wins, he would have to share the proceeds with the IRS and a bankruptcy trustee.
The lawsuit is still being handled in Miami Federal Court.