Snoop Dogg's mother and rapper Daz Dillinger's wife have sued Marion "Suge" Knight for allegedly slandering them in a song he produced.
Snoop Dogg's mother and rapper Daz Dillinger's wife have sued Marion "Suge" Knight for allegedly slandering them in a song he produced. Beverly Green and Maria Watkins filed the lawsuit against the rap mogul Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court.
They claim the song "Tha Row," from the movie soundtrack for "Dysfunktional Family," contains graphic lyrics saying Knight was sleeping with Watkins, the wife of rapper Delmar "Daz" Dillinger Arnaud.
The lyrics said Knight fathered her unborn child, a claim which resulted in Arnaud divorcing his wife and insisting on a paternity test, according to the lawsuit. The song also states that Knight was sleeping with Green, a Baptist minister who is Snoop Dogg's mother and Arnaud's aunt.
Watkins and Green claim Knight is retaliating against them after Arnaud sued Knight in civil court. The lawsuit also names as defendants Knight's record label, Tha Row, music publisher Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Miramax Films and the songwriters, among others.
The women seek damages for slander and intentional infliction of emotional distress and a temporary
restraining order against the defendants, claiming that agents of Knight have threatened them over the telephone.
Knight, the co-founder of the pioneering rap label Death Row Records, is serving a 10-month prison sentence for violating his parole and striking a Hollywood nightclub valet. Calls to his lawyer and publicist were not returned.
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