Hip-hop star's manager arrested in fight at W Hotel

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Suge Knight taken to hospital

SCOTTSDALE - Early Monday morning Scottsdale police were called to the W Hotel because hotel security personnel were concerned a fight would break out.

Allegedly hip-hop star Akon's manager Robert Carnes Jr., 28, punched music producer Marion "Suge" Knight in the head two times.

At about 3:30 AM, police arrived at the second floor pool area of the W Hotel where words were being exchanged by two groups in the VIP area

According to Scottsdale police, officers arrived and watched a group of about 6-8 guests exiting the VIP area.

Officers deployed Tasers to quell the fight that erupted.

Officers arrested Carnes and another man Thomas Anderson, 33, for assault and disorderly conduct.

Suge Knight was transported to SHC-Osborn hospital where he was treated for facial injuries.

Carnes and Anderson were booked into Scottsdale City jail and are being held in custody.

Anderson faces one count of misdemeanor disorderly conduct and Carnes Jr. is charged with one count of felony aggravated assault.