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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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LOL! Was the fat guy crying?

2078 days ago


Why were they in the VIP area? They should have been in the SIP lounge -- the lounge for Stupid, Ignorant, People.

2078 days ago

Sin D    

I L U V it !!!!!!!!!!! He deserves every drop of the soap!

2078 days ago


Karma is a bitch Suge..

Oh & Haze? I take it English is your 2nd language? Or else you have smoked yourself retarded.

2078 days ago

Hugh Knight    

I heard that Suge got knocked out b/c he recently came out of the closet. Very odd if you ask me.

2078 days ago

Lord Xenu    

He should just be glad he didnt end up like Tupac - who got shot in the nuts becoming One Pac then finally got iced and became No Pac.

2078 days ago



2078 days ago

northern gypsy    

hey #18 beat...
take it easy on HAZE...he's just trying to express himself...
altho...i agree...tried reading it a few times...just to make sure it wasn't me !!!

well...well...well...look how this waste of space is being treated !!!
i'm delighted he's getting his "street" justice...

if anyone could interpret what HAZE was saying...luv to hear it !!!

2078 days ago

Your name:    

Hes got a glass jaw!

2078 days ago


how dare the police department arrest this guy.

Its suge knight he beat the crap out of...Suge knight has been bullying, robbing and murdering people for years....And they arrest this guy for punching his face

This man is a hero

2078 days ago


I agree with JUST FACTS post!

2078 days ago


He should have been bobbin' and weavin'.

2078 days ago


Thank God for the internet....otherwise all you cowardly bitches would have nowhere to post gutless comments

2078 days ago


How the Mighty have Fallen!!! Must be tough getting old. I remember when people were soo scared of Suge,......LOL. Oh well. You reap what you sow. That'll be a good bar story in a few years "Hey Rob, remember that time you beat Suge Knight'ss ass!!!"

2077 days ago


This really is typical and not all that surprising. These bastards all have millions of dollars in the bank and they aren't worth one damn dime. Is it really all that much to ask that they behave in a civilized manner instead of acting like irresponsible teenagers still in "the 'hood"? Perhaps early on, it was amusing that they acted all "gangsta" as part of their shtick. Now, they really are trying to one-up and kill each other. Maybe it's a good idea just to let them knock each other off like the old Mafia guys do. The last one standing goes to jail because he's obviously the one who finished off the rest. The whole rap and hip-hop culture can't die off quick enough.

2077 days ago
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