AceShowbiz - Incarcerated hip-hop mogul Suge Knight is reportedly picking up the $20,000 (£15,000) bill for his mother's funeral, even though he's unlikely to be able to attend.
Maxine Chatman, 77, died on 17 June, a month after suffering a stroke, and members of Knight's family quickly filed a court petition to secure a possible day release for the Death Row Records co-founder.
However, it appears Knight has been banned from landing a temporary prison reprieve, as inmates facing murder charges are ineligible for freedom passes, reports TMZ.com.
Despite the news, the fallen rap boss is said to be stepping up to cover the costs of his mum's burial at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, California in early July.
Knight's trial is due to begin in September. He stands accused of ramming his Ford F-150 pick-up truck into two men during a fracas in a Los Angeles parking lot in January, 2015. Terry Carter, 55, died from his injuries.
Suge has pleaded not guilty, arguing that he acted in self-defence.
His case had initially been due to be heard in January, but two former members of Knight's defence team were indicted on charges of conspiracy to commit bribery, conspiracy to commit perjury, conspiracy to commit obstruction of justice and serving as accessories after the fact.
The trial was postponed again in April.