As the Straight Outta Compton movie reminds everyone about the legendary N.W.A., the tragic end of Eazy E’s life has come up for discussion again also. After an old video of Suge Knight on Jimmy Kimmel resurfaced on the internet, Eazy’s son admitted that he always thought Knight was the reason his father got AIDS.
DJ Yella gave his own opinion on the matter in an interview with Vlad TV and he said:
“You never know. All we know is he died from [AIDS]. He had it, he was diagnosed with it, but we don’t know if somebody gave it to him [by] putting it in a syringe [or] whatever. We don’t know. We’ll never know. We just have to accept what it is. It’s over. It was 20 years ago.”
DJ Yella also spoke about how he found out the news of Eazy’s AIDS contraction. He also mentioned that rumors about it were floating around before he even knew for sure himself. Yella admitted that Eazy’s death was the reason he left the music industry, and how he was the only N.W.A. member to attend the funeral!:
“I mean, some people probably just couldn’t take it,” he said. “I don’t know what the reasons are. We never talked about it, even to this day. That subject will never get talked about.”
Check out the full interview below: