Jerry Heller Allegedly Hired Ex-Israeli Soldier to Deal With Suge Knight: ‘Eazy Liked That ‘Rambo’ Mentality’
It seems that the stories about N.W.A., Suge Knight and Death Row just won't stop coming, decades later.
Now, Gary Ballen, who is the cousin of N.W.A's late manager Jerry Heller, has sat down for an interview with Murder Master Music Show to share more crazy details about a few things that went down during that time period.
Specifically, he talked a lot about Eazy-E, his larger-than-life personality, and that time an ex-Israel soldier threatened to chop Suge to pieces after the soldier and Eazy "got to be real close because Eazy liked that Rambo mentality."
"He told Suge if he ever comes back, he would chop him up and put him in dumpsters all over the city," Ballen claims.
The stories only get wilder from there. Check out snippets of the interview below (via HipHopDX).
On Hiring An Ex-Israeli Soldier To Handle Suge Knight
“Jerry brought in Mike Klein to deal with Suge, which he did very well... The first time I ever saw Mike Klein, it was a picture of him holding up two severed heads. He was one of those crazy Israeli army guys and when I met him, he had a real strong crew of guys who worked for him and they became our bodyguards. Him and Eazy got to be real close because Eazy liked that Rambo mentality and Klein was an expert at everything whether it was karate, fighting..."
Ballen goes on to say that after Suge threatened Klein, it was all over because Klein wasn't one to play with.
"Once he threatened Suge, then the threats were all over. The first thing I heard was he told Suge was if he ever comes back, he would chop him up and put him in dumpsters all around the city. And the second thing I heard was he told Suge if he ever comes to the office uninvited he's gonna go out in a box. When you hear Mike Klein say it, you believe it.”
“He was short but stocky! He could stand still and do a backflip and land on his feet. His upper body strength was amazing! I saw him knock some guy out at a video shoot. Some big dude was getting in the way at a Michel’le video shoot and Eazy walked up to a 250-300 lbs guy and Eazy knocked him out with one punch.”
On Suge Knight
“One day, Suge walked into my office and closed the door behind him and said, "You’ve been disrespecting Dr. Dre and Michel’le and I want you to stop." That was the first time I ever backed down from anyone in my life. It was Suge Knight and he was pretty big and menacing at that time.”
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