Ice Cube and Dr. Dre got candid with The Hollywood Reporter when discussing what happened the day Suge Knight allegedly hit and killed Terry Carter in front of Tam’s Burgers in Compton.
During an interview with the publication to talk about their upcoming N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton, the rappers recalled the series of events that eventually led Knight behind bars. “I was there. But I was just leaving, so I didn’t know what happened until I was halfway home,” Dre said. “I heard about it over the phone. Everybody was supportive everywhere we went, and we didn’t have one issue throughout the entire filming of the movie. It’s crazy that this happened during the f*cking filming of the commercial.”
On January 29, 2015, Knight, also a Compton native, got into an altercation with the film’s technical director, Cle Bone Sloan, just blocks away from the set where he had just been escorted away. During the fight, the rap mogul jumped into his red pick up truck and struck Cle and then hit and killed Cube’s former business associate, Terry Carter.
“It’s the dangerous part of living in South Central,” Cube, who wasn’t on set that day explained. “Some people don’t care if you’re making a movie or not. It’s unfortunate because the movie is so good, so creative, so many talented people involved.”
Dre added, “It’s just a really unfortunate incident. Maybe [Knight] was looking for trouble. I don’t know.”
Knight, who is facing murder and attempted murder charges, is awaiting trial at L.A.’s Men’s Central Jail. His bail is set at $10 million.
Straight Outta Compton hits theaters on August 14.
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