Knight, 49, entered his plea at a Los Angeles courthouse and
was placed back into custody on $500,000 bail afterward, the
District Attorney's Office said via Twitter.
Knight and comedian Katt Williams, 43, were arrested last week
and charged with one count of robbery each in connection with
the Sept. 5 incident outside a Beverly Hills studio.
Knight, best known as the head of Death Row Records, a leading
music label in the 1990s featuring artists such as Dr. Dre,
Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg, was arrested in Las Vegas last
Las Vegas police said Knight was separately booked for driving
on a suspended license.
If convicted, Knight faces up to 30 years to life in state
prison because of a previous felony conviction of assault with a
Williams, whose legal name is Micah and is known for his
observations about black life in the United States, faces up to
seven years in prison, if convicted.
The Los Angeles Times newspaper said Williams was scheduled to
appear in court on Wednesday, but did not. The pair are due back
in court on Dec. 24, the paper reported.
A representative for Williams could not be immediately reached.
An attorney for Knight was not immediately available for
(Reporting by Curtis Skinner in San Francisco; Editing by
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