Snoop Doggy Dogg’s former manager, Sharitha Knight, has filed a lawsuit against the rapper claiming she is owed millions of dollars in unpaid management commissions.
In her complaint filed Friday in L.A. Superior Court, Knight claims she has not been paid under the terms of an Aug. 3, 1993, management contract with Snoop Doggy Dogg (whose real name is Calvin Broadus), which entitled her to 20% of the rapper’s gross earnings.
Knight is the estranged wife of Death Row Records founder Marion Knight, who is currently serving a nine-year prison term for violating his probation.
Sharitha Knight is also currently overseeing the operation of Death Row, which has financial difficulties and is under investigation by several law enforcement agencies.
The label has also been the target of several lawsuits, including complaints filed by American Express and the estate of Tupac Shakur.
The complaint asserts Broadus earned more than $8 million during the management period, but states he is now “spending large sums of money on frivolous items and objects” and is also paying for 24-hour security.
Concerned Broadus will fritter away his earnings and potentially leave nothing for the lawsuit to recover, Knight is asking that any money paid to Broadus by Death Row, its distributor Interscope Records and others, be placed in a trust fund until the lawsuit is litigated.