LATEST: Rap mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight is under investigation by the police, following allegations he was involved in the Vibe Awards violence.

During the Los Angeles ceremony, Knight's former Death Row Records partner Dr Dre was struck twice, triggering a melee in which Dre's attacker was stabbed and seriously injured.

Dre, real name ANDRE YOUNG, met with officials late Monday (29NOV04) at the Santa Monica police station, where he demanded that his alleged attacker, JIMMY 'JAMES' JOHNSON, be charged with assault and battery.

But Knight is also in trouble, because when he was released from prison in 2001 after serving time for assault and weapons violations, the conditions of his parole reportedly banned him from having any contact with Dre.

ALFRED MARTINEZ, Los Angeles regional parole administrator for the CORRECTIONS DEPARTMENT, tells the LOS ANGELES TIMES, "We are conducting an investigation to determine whether any parole violations took place with (Knight) at the awards show.

"Mr Knight has some special conditions attached to his parole, and we are working with the Santa Monica police to evaluate all the circumstances that took place that evening."

01/12/2004 22:01