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February 03, 2015

Knight pleads not guilty, rushed to hospital

Rap producer accused of fatal hit-and-run

Crime and Courts Suge Knight
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Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight.

Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleaded not guilty at a court in Compton, California, on Tuesday to charges including murder in connection with a fatal hit-and-run incident last week.

Moments later, he was taken to a local hospital for an undisclosed medical reason, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida confirmed to the Los Angeles Times. Nishida would not state his condition, citing state privacy laws.

The Twitterverse, however, seems to think the rapper had a panic attack in the city jail.

Knight, the 49-year-old co-founder of influential hip-hop label Death Row Records, has been charged with one count each of murder and attempted murder, and two counts of felony hit-and-run, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said. He is accused of running over two men in a pickup truck in Compton, a city near Los Angeles, killing one.