Crowdsourcing Campaign for Suge Knight Bail Money Not Going So Well...to Tune of $0
Suge Knight is in dire straights but he's got at least one friend on the outside, as a crowdsourcing campaigns continue in hopes of raising bail money for the embattled Death Row Records head. Unfortunately, the "Help Bail Out Suge Knight Fund" is both behind the times and behind pace in terms of reaching its goal (from HipHopDX).
So far...no money has been raised, despite being available for donations since late January. The fund was started by apparent West Coast hip-hop fan K.J. Simpson, who believes Knight has been wrongly imprisoned.
"Suge is in lockup for a simple misunderstanding," reads the description for the campaign. "Please help put together the $202,500 to help get him out. If we fall short we will just put the money on his books. please help."
Simpson may not have the best priorities for charitable causes but his math isn't wrong: The $200,000 total is 10 percent of Knight's original $2 million bail. If 10 percent of the bail is paid to a bail bondsman, the incarcerated individual can be released and the bondsman becomes responsible for seeing that the accused makes it to their court hearings. Alas Simpson hasn't updated his campaign since Knight's bail was raised...to $25 million.
The number made Knight pass out in the courtroom and it doesn't seem the fan will be able to come anywhere near that total. Again, in two-plus months, he's raised no money. Most who have viewed the cause have mocked Knight and the campaign in the comments section.
Knight, of course, is incarcerated following an incident where he ran over a man with his vehicle. Questions yet to be answered are whether Knight intended to use his vehicle as a weapon or if he was in fact fleeing an attack.
UPDATE: The GoFundMe campaign has since been deactivated since it caught media attention.