Hip Hop Week In Review: Suge Knight, Drake, Wiz Khalifa

Hip Hop Week In Review: Suge Knight, Drake, Wiz Khalifa

Suge Knight is charged with murder and attempted murder and The Jacka was shot and killed in Oakland.

This week’s headlines brought more attention to Suge Knight as the former label boss has been charged with murder and attempted murder after an arrest on Friday (January 30) stemming from his involvement in a deadly hit-and-run accident. Meanwhile, Drake and Meek Mill took to Instagram to clown Kevin Hart for his fashion choices while Wiz Khalifa shrugged off any future romantic interest in Amber Rose.

Tragically, veteran rapper The Jacka was shot and killed in Oakland on Monday (February 2).

Suge Knight Says Tupac Is Alive, Insults Puff Daddy

With Suge Knight making headlines for a new murder charge and trip to the hospital this past week, HipHopDX readers flocked to a story from last year in which Suge claimed that Tupac was still alive.

In May of 2014, the former Death Row Records CEO reiterated his belief that Tupac Shakur was not dead. TMZ caught up with Knight that month outside of 1OAK as he proceeded to take part in a rant that touched on why he thinks Tupac is still alive, Puff Daddy, and more.

According to Knight, part of the reason why he believes Tupac is alive is because someone came forward to confess to shooting the rapper, but was never arrested. He also went on to call Puff Daddy a “bitch ass” and questioned why people would question his involvement in Tupac’s death when “every rat” says it was Puff who had the late rapper killed.

Read the rest of the story here and check out the latest developments in Suge’s hit-and-run case here.

Drake & Meek Mill Clown Kevin Hart

Rekindling a playful social media bickering that dates back to Kevin Hart making fun of Drake shooting an air-ball while warming up with the University of Kentucky in October, the Toronto rapper and Meek Mill both clowned the comedian for his choice of wardrobe on Instagram over the weekend.

A few hours before Hart appeared alongside Will Ferrel and Jimmy Fallon on a late-night spot after the Super Bowl, Drake and Meek Mill as well as Hart’s fellow comedian Lil Duval made fun of the Philly comic for wearing a sleeveless leather shirt.

Read what Drake and Meek Mill had to say as well as Kevin Hart’s response for both of them here.

Wiz Khalifa On Reconciling With Amber Rose: “No Thanks”

Wiz Khalifa sent out a series of tweets on Tuesday (February 3) that included a response to a comment suggesting he try and get his wife back.

“no thanks,” wrote the Pittsburgh rapper, who is estranged from his wife, Amber Rose.

In the first of the series of tweets, Khalifa wrote, “a woman who would do something to a kid to spite that kids father is a foul creature.”

Read the full story on HipHopDX here.

The Jacka Murdered In Oakland

Mob Figaz rapper The Jacka was shot and killed in Oakland, California on Monday (February 2), according to CBS San Francisco.

Witnesses said they heard multiple gunshots fired at approximately 8:45 pm PST on MacArthur Boulevard by 94th Street in Oakland.

The CBS report says that no suspects have been identified at press time.

The Jacka was a member of The Mob Figaz. He collaborated with C-Bo, Messy Marv, San Quinn and Berner, among others, during his career, which started in the 1990s.

Last year, The Jacka released Highway Robbery with Freeway.

Read the story here for responses from Freddie Gibbs, Raekwon, and more.

Additional News Stories: 50 Cent, KRS-One

– KRS-One Says He Can’t Make Money In The U.S. Due To Lack Of Respect For Hip Hop

– 50 Cent Disses A$AP Rocky, Rocky Responds

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