Eazy-E’s Daughter Is Trying to Make a Documentary About His Death
More than 20 years after the death of N.W.A’s Eazy-E, his daughter Ebie Wright is looking to make a documentary film about what she describes as a murder conspiracy against him, as Rolling Stone reports. A Ruthless Scandal: No More Lies will follow Eazy (a.k.a. Eric Wright) through his career with N.W.A and as co-founder of Ruthless Records, before investigating his unexpected death.
Ebie’s Kickstarter campaign describes her project as “an under scrutiny look revealing the most personal and intimate moments of the life and death of Eric Wright, the days of Ruthless Records, and the scandalous aftermath of Eazy’s untimely demise,” promising that “people who conspired and flocked around Eazy during his last months with ulterior motives will be blasted.” Ebie’s mother Tracy Jernagin and sister Erica Wright are listed as co-producers.
“We’re not accusing anyone, but maybe they want to tell their side,” Jernagin told Rolling Stone. “This is going to be very objective. We’re not going to point fingers.”
Wright’s son has accused Death Row Records boss Suge Knight of conspiring to have Eazy injected with the AIDS virus, which he ultimately died from. Ebie’s documentary trailer alludes to the story by including footage of Knight joking about the concept of AIDS-as-murder-weapon in an old television interview. The trailer also questions Eazy’s will and his marriage to girlfriend Tomica Woods Wright, which took place shortly before his death.
As of this writing, the project’s Kickstarter had raised $2,300 of its $250,000 initial goal, with only 10 hours left on the clock.