Twitter Erupts on Dr. Dre During Premiere of Michel’le Biopic

Twitter Erupts on Dr. Dre During Premiere of Michel’le Biopic

He tried desperately to stop the TV movie, which aired on Lifetime last night.

Published October 16th

Dr. Dre is known to people across three generations as an iconic producer, rapper, gangster rap pioneer and hip-hop's first billionaire. But last night, following the premiere of Surviving Compton, the Lifetime biopic on his former girlfriend Michel'le, many people realized for the first time that "ruthless woman beater" is also part of his biography.

Despite his numerous attempts to get the film shut down (including threatening the production company with a lawsuit last week), Lifetime aired the biopic on Saturday night. And Twitter erupted.

Despite Michel'le's many attempts to speak out on the domestic abuse she suffered at Dre's hands during the 1990s, it's as if people realized this piece of his past for the first time thanks to the film — especially since she was left entirely out of the box office smash Straight Outta Compton, produced by Dre, despite the fact that she was an integral part of the N.W.A days both personally and professionally. In no small way, Surviving Compton was Michel'le's way of writing herself back into history and holding her ex to task:

Clearly this film, and the millions that watched it, refuse to forget about Dre.

Written by Evelyn Diaz


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