MEMPHIS BLEEK DENIES SUGE KNIGHT’S CLAIM JAY-Z WAS ONCE ‘GAGGED & ROBBED’ ON WEST COAST
Written by torresanz on February 4, 2022
Former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight has been imprisoned since 2015 for the fatal hit-and-run of Terry Carter. But before he was put behind bars, Knight lived a colorful life — and has the stories to prove it. Even so, Memphis Bleek is disputing something Knight said in a 2001 interview with Last Call with Carson Daly.
During the conversation, Knight claimed JAY-Z was once robbed while visiting the West Coast.
“I think JAY-Z is … he does what he do,” Knight said at the time. “Which is some good stuff, but you know. The only thing I know about JAY-Z is that he came to L.A. a few times, and Snoop [Dogg] and [Dr.] Dre told him that, ‘When you on the West Coast — you wrote a song for me — don’t worry ’bout nothing. Next thing I know, he’s taped up, robbed, and gagged. … Out in L.A.”
On Wednesday (February 2), Memphis Bleek re-shared the clip to his Twitter account with the caption, “every cap in the world,” which was accompanied by as many hat emojis as he could find.
— JW (@jwa5h) February 2, 2022
Memphis Bleek was one of Roc-A-Fella Records’ first signees and remains loyal to JAY-Z. Last September, he claimed Nas could never beat JAY-Z in a Verzuz during an interview with Bally Sports’ Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson.
“Nas doesn’t have enough songs to compete,” he said. “And it’s no disrespect to him but, he just don’t. Jay can battle somebody with just his B-Sides concert catalog, and it’ll still be better than people’s A-Sides.”
Memphis Bleek continued, “It would have to be somebody like Big. That was his only competition that I’ve ever seen that he even felt that was competition. And he knew when they went and did Brooklyn’s Finest. Like, Jay knew that I had to go in the studio with the best-best of me ever because I’m rhymin’ with one of the best from Brooklyn. I’m not gonna let this dude dog walk me on my own record.”
He doubled down on his claims a few days later, tweeting, “All these n-ggas talking like I suppose to say it’ll be a good battle!! EAT A FRANK #Nobody I mean #Nobody fucking wit my team! #Roc4Life.” Check out his original comments below.
“There’s no comparison.”
“Nas doesn’t have enough songs to compete.”
“Would have to be somebody like BIG, that was his ONLY competition.” pic.twitter.com/aBgvn5bKtL
— 👑 Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson (@ScoopB) September 6, 2021