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Threatening messages from Suge Knight terrified 'Straight Outta Compton' director

F. Gary Gray was standing on a South L.A. street, shooting a scene for the N.W.A biopic "Straight Outta Compton," when the director received a phone call from one of the men depicted in the movie.

Marion "Suge" Knight was on the other end of the line, and he was angry, according to testimony by detectives this year. Knight, the Compton-born former rap mogul who founded Death Row Records, was furious about his depiction in the movie and the fact that he had not received compensation, court records show.

Eventually, Gray hung up. At least two more phone calls came, but Gray ignored them.

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