Eazy-E of the seminal rap group N.W.A. and “Straight Outta Compton” fame died of AIDS on March 26, 1995. How did it happen?
One theory is that he was infected by a tainted needle provided by Suge Knight.
This week, outtakes from a new documentary revived the accusation. This time it’s by former Eazy-E protege Frost (original name: Arturo Molina, Jr.)
“I’ma tell you what happened with Eazy getting AIDS and I believe this to the day,” Frost told producers of “For The Record.” “I don’t care if you guys got it on film. You can tell the world. They gave him tainted needles with acupuncture. Needles that tainted him, they gave it to him.”
Eazy-E required acupuncture after a four-wheeler accident, which led to the needles.
“What happened was that someone, I won’t say the name, but people know the name,” Frost said, alluding to Suge Knight. “I don’t wanna say that name ’cause it’s the devil’s name, but another person in rap, if you know you’re history of rap, calls him the devil. If you know the history of rap, West Coast rap, you know who I’m saying.
“I was told even in my last conversation from Eazy not to even talk to that man. Not only that, but I think that they really had a stronghold of giving him tainted needles with the AIDS virus in him with acupuncture.”
Earlier this month, Eazy-E’s daughter denied rumors that Knight, the former Death Row Records boss, killed her father by injecting him with the HIV virus.
But in August, Eazy-E’s son implicated Knight in the AIDS death.