Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight may be locked up behind bars but that hasn't stopped him from reaching out to the Lifetime network, threatening the production of the upcoming biopic of his ex-wife Michel'le.
R&B singer Michel'le Toissant, known for hit singles released during the early '90s, has teamed up with Lifetime to produce the story of her personal and career battles in the upcoming biopic, The Michel'le Story.
Michel'le rose to fame during the era of west coast rap group N.W.A, and formed a close business and personal relationship with group member, rapper and producer Dr. Dre. The two were reportedly involved for many years, in what Centric points out was a physically abusive relationship, in which Marion "Suge" Knight intervened and became the "protector" of the "No More Lies" singer.
Though Toissant has never publicly bashed Knight, whom she later married, the Death Row Records exec believes her upcoming biopic could potentially slander his name and has called on his lawyer, J. Tooson, to ensure the "trash talk" doesn't go forward.
Rolling Out reported that under the instructions of his client, Tooson sent a warning letter to the network threatening to sue if his name was misrepresented in any way. The letter reportedly explained what the biopic is allowed, and disallowed to speak of regarding his role in the "Nicety" singer's life and career.
In addition to his relationship with Toissant, Knight also played a pivotal role in the career of Dr. Dre and was depicted in the box office hit Straight Outta Compton. According to Rolling Out, Knight was also displeased with how he was portrayed in this film as well but, was too busy handling the details of his murder case to respond in the same manner.
Knight is currently incarcerated and facing a murder charge stemming from a deadly 2015 hit and run accident according to Us Weekly.