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Suge Knight Beat Down -- Again!!!

2/16/2009 7:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Suge Knight attacker, Suge KnightFor the second time in 9 months, Suge Knight got his face punched in -- and the alleged ass-beater claims to be Akon's business manager.

It all went down in a private party at the W Hotel in Scottsdale, AZ where Suge was attending a private party for NBA All-Star weekend. Cops say they were called to the scene by hotel security who warned about a brewing fight between two groups in the VIP area.

According to the Scottsdale PD website, when cops arrived, they saw a man punch the victim -- aka Suge -- two times in the head." Officers had to break out the tasers to "quell the fight."

The suspect, Robert Carnes, Jr., was charged with one count of felony aggravated assault -- they ruled it a felony "due to the severity of the victim's injuries." Another man was also arrested and charged with one count of misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

Launch PhotosAccording to the Scottsdale PD, "Carnes reported to officers that he is employed as the business manager for singer 'Akon.'"

Suge was transported to a local hospital and treated for facial injuries.

Akon's people tell us, "Akon had already left the party and was in his hotel room at The W when the incident occurred."

UPDATE: Akon's publicist released the following statement about Robert Carnes Jr., the guy accused of beating Suge's ass: "He is not Akon's business manager, David Bolno is. He is with Akon's camp."

CLICK BELOW to read the Scottsdale PD arrest report.

"At about 3:30 AM, police were called to a private party on the second floor (pool area) of the W Hotel. Hotel security personnel called police when they became concerned that there would be a fight between two groups of guests having heated words in the VIP area. Officers arrived and watched a group of about 6-8 guests exiting the VIP area. They saw one person, later identified as Robert Carnes Jr., punch the victim in the head two times. Officers deployed Tasers to quell the fight that erupted. Officers arrested CARNES Jr. and ANDERSON for assault and disorderly conduct. The victim was transported to SHC-Osborn hospital where he was treated for facial injuries. CARNES Jr. reported to officers that he is employed as the business manager for singer "Akon".

Both suspects were booked into Scottsdale City jail and are being held in custody.

ANDERSON is charged with 1 count of misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct. CARNES Jr. is charged with 1 count of Felony Aggravated Assault. (Felony charge is due to the severity of the victim's injuries.)"


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Suge Knight is an overgrown punk. He can knock the hell out of a woman but get knocked the hell out by a man. He should crawl his greasy ass back under the boulder from whence he came. If he goes to jail again, after getting his butt whipped twice, he'll be walking around with his shirt tied in a knot.

2070 days ago


hanging ole pre mnm vanilla sign tha papers..justice is served..j lo

2070 days ago


Suge Knight is a perfect example ,why the bible is written.And it was written for a reason.It will never change for any person simply because hes rich ,powerful.young,old ,smart ,or stupid.The bottom line is I quote "You will reap " What You Sow.
This may be a wakeup call for Mr.Knight to straighten up and fly right.God loves us all.He wants our soul.Rejoice and have everlasting life.Amen

2070 days ago


He gets only what he deserves :)

2065 days ago


Who is this guy i never even heard of him jus know that ppl "were" scared of him but i guess not any more since 2 guys already fought him lol

2072 days ago


Why isn't this a**hole in jail? What happened to the case about him beating up a woman a few months back?

2072 days ago


2072 days ago

Kid Charisma    

That shmuck on the bottom left looks like Todd Bridges. It looks like that those celebrity wrasslin' shows paid off.

2072 days ago


VIP SECTION ???? CLASS ACT- why does ANYONE allow this TRASH in their establishment?? you can take the the roid out of the hood but ya cant take the hood out of the roid. who's da mudda now? SUGE KNIGHT WAS THRU LONG TIME AGO. Maybe he likes gettin his ass kicked just to stay on TMZ!!

2072 days ago


I am so sick of reading about these thugs. And these old thugs. How
pathetic. I'm dating outside the race, starting with my first bf and
so on.

2072 days ago


Hey gangster rappers have lingered onto the time when there is to be the same of change. Tupac Shugar knows about the same as with Suge. They took for the change but left with the only time to be as through. Things will be seen in there.

2072 days ago


NBA a real class Organization---they go to Vegas and its a Wilding on the streets...They go to Phoenix and bring this trash and he gets into "VIP" rooms. No wonder that jew Stern hasnt a clue---he's dealing with the wrong element. Its a Step N Fetch It League, filled with kids that one day dropped oucha skool, and later have a million dollars in their pockets.

Stern should be held in the same esteem as Bud Selig is. Greed motivates them and they create a league that draws this type to it. Thuggery, paid for by the NBA. To which Hip hop women bashing police hating moguls like "ass beat twice now" Suge Knight are part of.

A shameful time in this cultures history it will be looked back on in the future.

Suge and Simmons both should be drawn and quartered for what they did and got rich off...the wrong pied pipers to follow that was for sure. Thanks David Duke Stern.

2072 days ago


Maybe this is why Diddy don't want aubrey in Danity Kane. She hung out with this loser. Actually he's trying to get Danity Kane back together according to making the band, but at one time he kicked her out. She had some nerve hanging out with him. Karma is coming around, slowly but surely for this fat loser. He's is the worst of the worst in Hollywood. Just throw him and Chris in prison together and let the inmates at them!

2072 days ago

lost in lalaland    

Ah, Black History Month. Great examples they are setting for black (and all) youth. If you lack the intelligence to settle differences with words (isn't that how rap started in the first place?), then throw your weight around and throw punches.

2072 days ago


****** Look, Suge did a lot of people wrong when he was the man and strong-arming everyone. The game's changed and GOD will humble you if you choose to live your life like that. Suge was definitely a Kingpin at one time, that time is no more. Especially, when you got random dudes trying you with no fear of consequences. Suge needs to relax, if he still got that Death Row long money left he needs to relocate to South America somewhere, catch some rays and leave this partying and getting KO'd stuff alone.

As far as the usual ignorant people making this a race issue again, I have to ask... Is your life really that pathetic and are you really that hateful and miserable? I mean to come on TMZ and write hate messages trying to get attention and further your mindless agenda to promote hate, wow. That's pathetic, no other way to describe that.

And to the Yella/Mella/Smella whatever guy/chick that is blaming the NBA for this.. Are you kidding me??!!? What does the NBA have to do with this. The NBA product is AMAZING right now. The athletes are not only the most athletically gifted as they've ever been, this group of NBA'ers gets "it'.

They (new NBA generation) are very active in the community, their image conscious, they are more open-minded to the pioneers that paved the way for them than the guys who played for that 3 year window from 2002-2005. The NBA doesn't promote these losers to come to events. Just like the NFL, which has more thugs and criminals PLAYING in the league than the NBA has ever had, people will come to the city for major events. You can't stop that. DON'T BLAME THE LEAGUE! They can't police who comes where. It seemed like Suge and co came without a direct invite from anyone associated with the league. ***********

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