We all know Suge Knight is a dangerous dude. The former Death Row label head has done all sorts of wacked out shit in the past, but Byron “Big Naz” Williams, former bodyguard of Eminem, has even more proof that Suge goes over the edge. While promoting his book Shady Bizzness: Life As Marshall Mathers’ Bodyguard In An Industry Of Paper Gangsters on the Murder Master Music Show, he let a couple stories fly.
Even when Eminem was at his peak, he wasn’t immune to Suge’s threatening air. Naz remembers an encounter the duo had at The Source Awards in 2001 which went south as soon as Em took his seat. “The way they had the seating was all messed up and the bodyguards couldn’t sit with the artists. I think that was by design ’cause I think they really wanted the artists to be able to network with each other, but it also gives people who got beef with other artists to get at them,” Naz said. “He’s beefing with all these guys in these red shirts, so I come from where I was at, I had to come back around, I noticed Em’s face changing, he’s turning like tomato red. There’s a sea of red guys around him. I had to bust through the middle man and snatch him up. Like, ‘Hey man what the hell’s going on up here?’ This is exactly what they said, ‘Death Row, motherfucker, Death Row.’”
Naz is even trying to get the book made into a movie, with Danny DeVito and Ron Howard reportedly expressing interest. “You know how I pitched the book, man? I said Shady Bizzness is the sequel to Straight Outta Compton,” he continued. “It’s the sequel, baby. The way it was written, it’s the sequel to Straight Outta Compton. Dre leaves Death Row, starts his own label, signs Shady, boom. It’s a continuation. You can’t avoid that. You can try to ignore it, but you can’t avoid that.”