People: Aug. 20, 2001

BEEN AWAY. ANYBODY MISS ME?

What are people so afraid of? Sure, MARION (SUGE) KNIGHT, man-mountain CEO of Death Row Records, was released from an Oregon prison last week after serving five years for probation violation. But--discounting incidents in which Knight is alleged to have dangled rapper Vanilla Ice from a 15th-floor balcony and forced a record promoter to drink his urine--could a man nicknamed Sugar Bear really be so scary? Proving he wasn't blinded by rage, Knight told reporters, "The first thing I did was fire me up a nice cigar." Then he hit the Dairy Queen "and got me...

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