Suge J. Knight, who appears as “Jacob” (his middle name) on the VH1 reality show Love & Listings, has used his famous name to get into the world of real estate in Los Angeles in an attempt at capturing some of the shine of his father’s legacy on his own. The show has entered a second season and returns in July. Suge J. Knight, at the end of the last season, had just received his real estate license and was anxious to get to work rebuilding the family’s lost fortune because of his dad’s many crimes and jail sentences.
The elder Suge Knight is still serving time and part of the show was watching Jacob deal with his father’s incarceration and strict communication protocols as he struggled to pass the real estate licensing exam.
He told Billboard last year about what his father meant to him and how it intersected with his real estate dreams. “My dad was a superhero to me. I just want to make him proud,” Knight said. “And since we were unable to talk, it gave me the ambition to get into something that he could at least read about.”
With the ban recently lifted, the show documented Knight’s first phone call with his father since 2016. Despite the outsized persona and negativity associated with his father — including decades-old rumors that he was involved in the murder of Tupac Shakur — Knight thinks his involvement with the show will humanize the infamous “Big Suge.”
“I’m bringing light to my family name and showing that there’s a different side to my father,” Knight says. “The notorious Suge Knight actually has a beautiful family and is a real good father. People wouldn’t expect that.” This might be true but it also doesn’t help that young Jacob continues to associate his (and his father’s name) with Tupac’s passing in any way.
A couple of years ago, he claimed that the legendary rapper was actually still alive, shacking up in Malaysia and recording new music. While there are no legitimate reports to support his claims, Suge J. Knight has shared a number of “new” photos of the star. He has also claimed that he will be releasing “unreleased” Tupac music on the “New Death Row,” though there’s been no word of this.
It came as no surprise then when Jacob posted a picture on his own Instagram today (June 16th) of Tupac – a side by side shot of an older picture of Tupac and what appeared to be a more recent photo – with Tupac in the picture smiling. The Internet immediately reacted once again, and Jacob’s created another small media storm with his posting.
“Happy Birthday @2pac you still look the same man,” he wrote on Instagram. The attached image shows a pic of the rapper in March 1994 next to one of a lookalike, who Suge claims is the real man. Apparently, this picture would have to have been taken in Malaysia, where its always been “said” that Tupac escaped to live in anonymity since he faked his dea-th in 1996. See the post below.