Marion “Suge” Knight, the former rap mogul behind Tupac Amaru Shakur‘s many successes in the 90s, and the brainchild of powerhouse Death Row Records, is due for court appearance in April but ahead of time, his fiancee has been given three years in jail for violating probation linked to the rap mogul’s murder trial.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Douglas Sortino found Toi-Link Kelly, 37, guilty of violating a court order limiting jailhouse phone communications between the prisoner and others, media reports confirm.
He was barred from talking to any other person except his lawyers.
Image: Suge Knight and Toi-Lin Kelly
A court heard on Friday that Suge, 52, was making efforts for interviews with producers from a Death Row Records documentary in the works with BET.
Kelly, who had just taken a plea deal for a previous incident involving Suge, was also found to have indirectly reached out to Knight via a private investigator.
She pleaded “no contest to conspiring to violate a court order” after allegedly selling surveillance footage connected to Knight’s murder trial to TMZ for $55,000. The video was, by a judge’s mandate, not to be shared with the media.
However, Kelly claims that she “did not understand the various court orders,” which, as decided by the court of law, wasn’t enough to keep her out of jail.
Suge, who is currently in jail awaiting trial, was involved in a hit-and-run murder on the set of the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton in 2015.
Kelly and Suge have an 8-year-old son.