Suge is wrong, Kanye is right, Luke says
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke takes on Marion "Suge" Knight's $1 million lawsuit against Kanye West and South Beach's Shore Club, which was recently moved from Los Angeles to Miami.
Well, I'm gonna do Kanye and the Shore Club a favor and try the case for them right here in this column. They can send a check to the Uncle Luke's Support Single Moms Foundation.
In 2005, Suge came down here for a celebrity-filled party at the Shore Club that Kanye hosted. Jessica Alba, Eddie Murphy, the Black Eyed Peas, and Paris Hilton were all there. Somebody shot Suge in the leg. No one has been arrested.
Suge thinks Kanye and the Shore Club owners should have beefed up security because they were aware his presence could produce a "dangerous environment." He cited the well-known feuds between East and West Coast rappers that ended in violence. Suge would know, since Tupac Shakur was shot and killed in 1996 riding in Suge's car. His lawsuit against Kanye and the hotel claims the "defendants knew that it was critical to screen guests, employees, and others entering the party premises for weapons."
First of all, Kanye has nothing to do with the whole East-versus-West beef. He's from Chicago. And he's not a hard-core rapper. If Suge was worried about old beefs, he should have stayed home. In fact, Kanye and the Shore Club should be suing Suge for fucking up their party. He attracts a bad element. Wherever he goes, Suge brings negativity. He is definitely someone you don't let into your establishment.
Suge ruined the Shore Club's good name as an upstanding hotel that provides fine dining and beautiful entertainment. Why in hell should Kanye and the hotel be responsible for his security? There was a time when Suge was feared like Mike Tyson. But when Mike got knocked out, no one was afraid of him anymore. The same happened to Suge. Go on YouTube and search his name. You'll get a bunch of videos of him getting knocked out.
He used to be known as the guy who slapped around record label executives and artists. I remember when I was feuding with Death Row: Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg dissed me on a song called "Dre Day," and I came back at them with "Cowards in Compton." A couple of years later, Suge and Snoop were coming to Miami for Super Bowl week; they had to call me up and ask me if it was cool that they were going to be in my city. They knew they weren't going to bully me around.
Now the tough guy is suing people because they couldn't protect him. What is this world coming to?
Follow Luke on Twitter: @unclelukereal1.
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