Rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was shot in the leg early Sunday during a party hosted by Grammy-winning hip hop artist Kanye West. Knight, 40, was hospitalized in good condition, police said. He was shot during a celebrity-studded party at the Shore Club, one of the many celebrations in Miami Beach ahead of the MTV Video Music Awards scheduled Sunday night, said Miami Beach Police Officer Bobby Hernandez.
Sonja Mauro, a guest at the club, said a shot in the party’s VIP section rang out shortly before 1 a.m.
“I was in there and I heard a pop and I ran out and got trampled,” she said. People attending the party began screaming and running for the doors.
Celebrities who attended included West, actress Jessica Alba and comedian Eddie Murphy, but it was unclear whether they were still there when the shooting took place.
Knight co-founded the pioneering rap label Death Row Records and hit the charts in the 1990s with West Coast stars including Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur.