There were many fans of N.W.A’s blockbuster movie Straight Outta Compton, but one person isn’t singing the riveting film’s praises.
According to Suge Knight’s lawyer, Thomas Mesereau, the former Death Row Records leader would cringe at his portrayal, played by R. Marcos Taylor, on the silver screen. “I’m sure he wouldn’t like it because a lot of it is exaggerated and silly and ridiculous,” Mesereau said in an interview with TheWrap. Knight obviously can’t view the film since he’s currently in jail for attempted murder and murder charges, but his attorney continued to fight for his client’s persona, stating the movie failed to highlight the positive impact Knight has had on people.
“A lot of the media does not realize how many good things he did for people, particularly in his community,” Mesereau said. “He financed athletic facilities in schools, he gave money to the homeless, money to people in need. He tried to arrange truces on the streets so people weren’t killed.” He later continued, “He funded funerals for families who were devastated by violence. He used to give a dinner every year for single moms in Compton to recognize their courage and their achievement.”
Knight is currently in the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles, Calif. being held on a $10 million bond and is awaiting trial.