10 Musicians Who Survived Assassination Attempts

9. Eminem

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Suge Knight is the infamous former CEO of Death Row records, currently serving a 28 year sentence for voluntary manslaughter charges in a fatal hit and run. Back in 1996, he was driving the vehicle that Tupac Shakur was assassinated in, and Knight has since been accused of being behind Tupac’s murder, along with the similar drive-by assassination of Biggie Smalls in 1997.

So it wasn’t too much of a shock when a former bodyguard of Eminem’s claimed that Knight had twice tried to have Eminem killed.

The first incident was at The Source Awards when Knight’s “henchmen” arrived in red shirts screaming “Death Row motherf*****s! Suge Knight sent us to strong arm Eminem and it’s going down”.

The second was in Honolulu when Knight allegedly sent a whopping 50 of his men to break up a show, causing Eminem’s entourage to don their bullet-proof vests and lock and load.

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Born in Essex, lives in South London. MA in Film & Literature, actor, and playwright.