Was Chris target in rap mogul shooting?


Chris Brown is thought to have been the targeted in an attack that resulted in rap mogul Suge Knight being shot six times.

The singer has taken to his Twitter account to share his "disappointment" over the incident, which occurred at a pre-Video Music Awards bash he was hosting at 1Oak nightclub in Los Angeles.

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In a February 26, 2003 file photo, rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight walks out of the Los Angeles County jail. Photo: Damian DovarganesChris Brown greets fans as he arrives at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in Inglewood, California August 24, 2014. Photo: Kevork Djansezian

He wrote: "It's disappointing that we as a society can't have fun or enjoy ourselves without any altercations sometimes. Miss me with the b******t!!! (sic)."

Knight and two other people were rushed to Cedars Sinai hospital by ambulance, with one of them said to be in a critical condition, following the shooting.

The rap mogul is said to have undergone surgery on Sunday, and is now being monitored in the intensive care unit (ICU), but doctors expect him to make a full recovery.

A source said previously: "He was shot in the stomach and the arm and apparently in other places as well."

The wild party turned into chaos at around 1:30am after party-goers were left fearing for their lives when four gun shots went off inside the venue.

The suspected gunmen were detained by police, while the nightclub was searched for clues and revellers were quizzed on what they had seen.

Knight has been shot before. In 2005, he was struck in the leg during an MTV awards pre-party in Miami Beach.

Knight's genius for poaching up-and-coming talent helped him land and make megastars out of Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre and shifted the centre of the rap universe to the West Coast in the 1990s.

Knight formed a separate artist management company before co-founding Death Row Records in 1991 with Dr Dre, who had broken with popular Compton rap group N.W.A.

Dr Dre's solo debut album, The Chronic, became one of the most profitable and influential rap albums of the 1990s. It also made a star of Dr Dre's underling, Snoop Dogg, whose debut album Doggystyle was also widely popular.

Knight, however, has been in and out of jail over the past two decades due to parole violations and physical attacks relating to a “rap war” he fuelled with East Coast artists.

Financial troubles also eventually lead to Death Row Records filing for bankruptcy. - BANG Showbiz and Sapa-AP

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