Suge Knight allegedly threatened the life of “Straight Outta Compton” director F. Gary Gray just months before the producer killed a man in a Compton parking lot.
Knight, who is currently in jail after pleading not guilty to a 2015 murder, allegedly threatened Gray by text, the Los Angeles County District Attorney told the Daily News.
“On or about August 8, 2014, Suge…threatened to commit a crime which would result in death and great bodily injury to Felix Gary Gray,” reads the Grand Jury indictment, acquired by TMZ.
Gray, who also directed “Be Cool,” “The Italian Job” and “The Fate of the Furious,” was photographed talking to police officers after the alleged threat.
Knight, who created Death Row Records with Dr. Dre after quitting NWA, was reported to be unhappy with his depiction in “Straight Outta Compton.”
The 52-year-old producer currently awaits a January trial for the murder of Terry Carter, who he allegedly ran over in a burger stand parking lot on Jan. 29, 2015.
Knight claimed he was fleeing the scene of an armed ambush when he accidentally hit Carter, but prosecutors said in court that he aimed for and hit gang member-turned-security guard Cle “Bone” Sloan before fatally striking Carter in his Ford F-150 Raptor truck.
He is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday.
Knight’s lawyer did not immediately return a request for comment.