by E. Parker
Jerry Heller, the lawyer for N.W.A portrayed in Straight Outta Compton by Paul Giamatti, recently revealed that Eazy-E had plotted to murder Suge Knight. In a recent interview, Heller says he talked Eazy out of the crime, but in retrospect, he should have let Eazy do the job.
Heller explains that he walked into a room where Eazy-E and another man were talking. There, Eazy explained his intentions to Heller.
“Eazy said, ‘You know this guy Suge Knight?… I’m gonna kill him,” Heller told Prez and Mac Jay on the Murder Master Music Show. “‘This guys going to be a problem and I think I should kill him.'”
“I said, ‘Let me think this thing through. First of all, we’re doing $10 million a month with six employees. We don’t even have a typewriter in the office. We are the most successful start-up record company in the history of the music business and you wanna kill this guy? That doesn’t make any sense to me.'”
Heller said he regrets that decision these days, and suggested that Suge had Eazy killed, pointing to a quasi-confession on the Jimmy Kimmel Live in which Knight made mention of an AIDS needle. (It has been long rumored that Knight punctured Eazy with a needle containing the AIDS virus which led to the rapper’s death.)
“And you know something, I should have let him kill him,” Heller said. “I would have done the world a favor. He would have done it for sure. By himself. He always rolled by himself and he was fearless. I think he was going to go do it. I took him seriously.”
But according to Heller, he convinced Eazy to avoid the risk.