Snoop recalls escaping Death Row attack, spending time in jail with Ray J

On BET’s No Limit Chronicles Wednesday night, Snoop Dogg recalled the moment he escaped an attack by people loyal to (now former) Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight. Snoop had recently left the floundering record label for No Limit Records when he ran into Knight’s associates backstage at the No Limit Records I Got the Hook Up Comedy Jam in Los Angeles in May of 1998, and they confronted him over something he’d said about Knight.

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SNOOP DOGG: Well, the soldiers done went on stage. Now, I'm back here talking to these Death Row [MUTED] by myself. We end up yapping and yapping, but they talking behind my ear, so I'm like, let me holler at you. So now they be like, you owe Suge apology. Yo, I'm like, [MUTED] Suge, [INAUDIBLE]. Like, what?

KYLIE MAR: On "BET'S" "No Limit Chronicles" Wednesday night, Snoop Dogg recalled the moment he escaped an attack by people loyal to Death Row Records CEO, Suge Knight. Snoop was backstage at the "No Limit Records I Got The Hookup Comedy Jam" in Los Angeles in the spring of 1998, just months after leaving Death Row, when he was confronted over something he'd said about Suge.

- So you spoke with Suge Knight recently. And you said, he used to be a superstar, and now he's just a No Limit soldier. What do you say to that?

SNOOP DOGG: Nothing. He used to be a CEO. Now he's just an inmate.

KYLIE MAR: Snoop explained that he was able to get away, but chaos quickly ensued. [MUTED] tried to take off on me. Whoop, he misses. I get out of there. Master P and them get the word while they on stage.

MIAX: I could see somebody, you know? And they're telling everybody to come.

JEFF CLANAGAN: They literally ran off stage in the middle of the performance.

- DJ's got the record spinning. There's gunshots--



--on the stall, but the audience doesn't know that. So now a riot is happening.

KYLIE MAR: While Snoop escaped the attack, he quickly found himself in another troublesome situation.

SNOOP DOGG: I get awizzay-- no cuts, no scars, no hits, no nothing, but I run right into the law-- weed in my pocket and everything 'cause I'm trying to save my life. They handcuffed me. They put me in back of the police car. Master P and them was going crazy.

What's happening? What's up? What? 'Cause they just heard that the [MUTED] just jumped Snoop. They didn't jump me. They didn't get none. I've doing this [MUTED] for years, [MUTED].

KYLIE MAR: Snoop and his cousin, rapper Daz Dillinger, were taken to jail that night for possession of marijuana, where they saw a familiar face.

SNOOP DOGG: They take me and my cousin Daz to jail. And when we get in there, Ray J's in there. So we spent four hours in jail with Ray J. I ain't making this [MUTED] up, man. I'm not making this [MUTED] up.

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