Ray J Slams 'Daily Mail' Over Report He Was in Talks With Trump to Pardon Suge Knight

Ray J labels the 'Daily Mail' story as "false and corny."

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Ray J has taken to Instagram to blast the Daily Mail for writing that the rapper is attempting to have Trump pardon Suge Knight.

In a series of videos, the 38-year-old called the story "false and corny," and asked why no one’s discussing the major strides he’s made with his tech companies, Raycon Global and Loop Scooters. “Why can’t we talk about the businesses that we’re involved with? Why can’t we talk about pushing the narrative for Raycon Global and how we’re trying to be a positive impact in the tech industry?”

He wrote in the caption, “This is the second time y’all trying to pull a stunt like this!” He also added, “I’ve been working very hard building my companies and staying out of BS! If you wanna post a story about me pls make sure it’s true.”

On Wednesday, the Daily Mail wrote that Ray J has been lobbying Trump to pardon Knight—a move that the outlet said follows ex Kim Kardashian’s footsteps in criminal justice reform.

The story stems from reports in late October that Knight had sold his life rights to Ray J, allowing him to handle Knight's business decisions while he's in prison. What that meant was Ray J would reportedly be in charge of selecting any possible biopics or biographies about or involving Knight, with sources indicated that a documentary on Death Row Records and Knight is already in the works.

However, the former music executive later clarified that his own fiancée is the main point person when it comes to his life rights. He called Ray J his "little brother and family," and explained that he will handle all things Death Row Records moving forward. 

Knight was sentenced to 28 years in prison in 2018 for the manslaughter of a man on the Straight Outta Compton set after striking a plea deal in his 2015 murder case. He could be released in just over a decade due to prior time served and prison overcrowding issues.

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