Appearing on Math Hoffa, D12’s Bizarre recalled Suge Knight showing up with over 30 Mexicans at 50 Cent’s ‘In Da Club’ music video.
During his rise in the early 2000s, 50 Cent was a target not only in his hometown of New York, but in hip hop in general. Aligning himself with Dr. Dre instantly grabbed the attention of Suge Knight. Dr. Dre and Suge Knight had a fallout which prompted the producer to leave Death Row records and start his own label, Aftermath.
With that came the signing of Eminem and then 50 Cent. Dr. Dre was ready to takeover hip hop. Knight on the other hand, who was back on the streets after serving almost five years behind bars (1996-2001), was ready to bring success back to Death Row records. Knight who had also built a strong relationship with 50 Cent’s rival Irv Gotti and Murder Inc. records, was set to make his presence known. (View: Suge Knight Had Plans For Ja Rule Album On Death Row Records)
As 50 Cent was in Los Angeles shooting the music video for ‘In Da Club,’ he received an unexpected visit from Knight. According to Bizare who was present for the ‘In Da Club’ music video shoot, Suge Knight came through like a movie. “Somebody said, ‘Suge Knight here,'” Bizare said on Math Hoffa. “Suge Knight came with 30 Mexicans, which is weird. I just remember Smurf and 50 was like, ‘What’s up? What you wanna do?’ Suge looked at him and took a puff of his cigar, he blew it out, and went like this and he left.”
Tony Yayo, also recalled the infamous moment when he appeared on Vlad TV back in May of 2022. “He was with these Mexican blood ni**as. But, it wasn’t really a big deal,” Tony Yayo said. “I think ni**as was honor to have beef with Suge.”