*Incarcerated rap mogul Suge Knight may not be allowed to attend the funeral of his mother, but he is apparently allowed to pay for the expenses.
According to TMZ, Suge is reportedly picking up the $20,000 bill for the burial of his mother, Maxine Chatman. The 77-year-old died on June 17 after suffering a stroke the previous month.
Suge is reportedly covering the costs of her interment at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, California in early July.
Members of Knight’s family had filed a court petition to secure a possible day release for the Death Row Records co-founder to attend the funeral, but it appears that is unlikely to happen, as inmates facing murder charges are ineligible for freedom passes, according to TMZ.
Knight’s trial is due to begin in September. He stands accused of ramming his Ford F-150 pick-up truck into two men during a dispute in a Los Angeles parking lot in January, 2015. Terry Carter, 55, died from his injuries.
Suge has pleaded not guilty, arguing that he acted in self-defense.