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Suge Knight Sentenced To 28 Years After Striking Plea Deal In 2015 Murder Case

The mogul will also have to stay on parole for three years after serving his prison sentence.

After countless court hearings and testimonies, Suge Knight has struck a plea deal in his murder case surrounding the 2015 death of Terry Carter. The Death Row mogul has reportedly copped a plea deal of no contest to voluntary manslaughter in an L.A. County Superior Court on Thursday afternoon (Sept. 20). Knight has agreed to serve 28 years in prison as part of his plea deal, TMZ reports.

As previously noted, the charges stem from a 2015 incident in which Knight struck and killed Carter with his truck during the production of the N.W.A. biopic, Straight Outta Compton. Knight hit Carter after a heated altercation with Cle "Bone" Sloan, whom was also present on the scene.

Knight's legal team attempted to argue that their client was acting in self-defense, alleging that Sloan was armed, but it didn't seem to hold up in court.

Suge's case has been eventful and quite bizarre from the beginning. Two of his attorneys were indicted for alleged witness tampering, and his fiancee pled guilty to violating a court order by selling videos of Knight hitting Carter in his truck in 2017. The mogul was also accused of making death threats to Straight Outta Compton director, F. Gary Gray while he was awaiting trial.

The plea deal mandates Knight serve 28 years in prison, but he will reportedly get credit for time served. He's been in jail awaiting trial for three and a half years. He will also have to stay on parole for three years after serving his prison sentence.

READ MORE: Dr. Dre, Ice Cube Defeat Wrongful Death Lawsuit In Suge Knight Case

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Solange's Performance Piece 'Witness!' To Premiere In September

Solange is the composer and director of a special performance piece titled "Witness!" The piece will be performed on September 17 at Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany.

"So excited to announce “Witness!” a special performance piece composed and directed by myself at the phenomenal @elbphilharmonie (photo’d here:)," she wrote on Instagram to accompany a photo of the event flyer, which features the picturesque venue. Tickets for the performance go on sale on May 31.

The Houston native is no stranger to elaborate stage productions and intricate, detail-driven performances. She's performed in places such as the Guggenheim and Marfa's Chinati Foundation, so we're sure "Witness!" will be one to remember.

Earlier this year, Solange dropped her performance slot at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, citing "major production delays" as the cause for cancellation. "She sends her sincerest apologies, and looks forward to performing at Coachella in the future," the official Coachella Twitter page read.

The performance coincides with the release of her latest studio-album, When I Get Home. Check out her announcement below.

 

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so excited to announce “Witness!” a special performance piece composed and directed by myself at the phenomenal @elbphilharmonie (photo’d here:) tickets on sale friday may 31 🖤!

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YG Releases '4REAL 4REAL' Album Featuring Meek Mill, Tyga, And More

After a brief delay, YG’s fourth studio album, 4REAL 4REAL is finally here. The 14-track project arrived on Friday (May 24) and features guest appearances by Meek Mill, Tyga, Kamaiyah, DaBaby, and more.

The album's release date was initially suspended in light of Nipsey Hussle's untimely death in March 2019. YG included a song, entitled "My Last Words (Nipsey Hussle Tribute)." The track includes audio from YG's speech at Nip's memorial service.

Just hours ahead of the album's release, YG announced that he would be giving a percentage of his album sales to Nip's two children. "I’m giving his kids a percentage of every song on the album,” YG said in a recent interview on Big Boy's Neighborhood. “By the time they get 18, from me, they’re gonna have a bag sitting there.”

Stream 4Real 4Real below.

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YG To Give Percentage Of Album Sales To Nipsey Hussle's Children

YG is gearing up for the release of his new studio album, 4REAL 4REAL. Ahead of the album's Friday release, YG stopped by Big Boy's Neighborhood on Wednesday (May 23), where he discussed his friendship with Nipsey Hussle. He also revealed his plans to donate a percentage of his album sales to Nip's two children.

YG revealed his thoughtful plan when he was asked about the epitaph that is included on the album's cover art.  "I put that 'In Loving Memory of Nip' on the album because I'm giving his kids a percentage of every song on the album. So by the time they hit 18, from me, they gonna have a bag," YG explained. He also noted that he is considering making donations to the family for the next six albums.

Nipsey and YG have been friends since 2010. "I think we did some music the same day," YG said of their first encounter. "After that, we just kept running across each other on some L.A. shit. From that, it just started to build... He ended up being like a big brother to me," YG says. "The brand shit was the thing we talked about all the time, building a brand that's gonna [outlast] you."

4REAL 4REAL was slated to drop earlier this year but was pushed back in light of Nipsey's untimely passing. It now drops this Friday (May 24).

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