The former Death Row Records boss has been charged with murder and attempted murder following the death of his friend Terry Carter, who was allegedly struck by Knight's vehicle in Compton, California in January (15) following a confrontation on a film set.

On Thursday, Judge Ronald Coen ruled Knight, 49, will stand trial on the charges, while drastically reducing his bail from $25 million (GBP16.6 million) to $10 million (GBP6.6 million).

Judge Coen also dropped one of the hit-and-run counts against the embattled hip-hop star, who also hit and injured actor Cle Sloan as he made his getaway from the parking lot altercation.

After the latest hearing, Los Angeles sheriff’s spokeswoman Nicole Nishida reveals Knight was taken to a nearby hospital after experiencing a medical emergency, but she did add further details. His condition remains unknown.

This marks the fifth time that Knight, who has been struggling with his health since he was shot multiple times at a club last summer (14), has been taken to a medical centre from court since he was charged in the hit-and-run case.