After the raging success of the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton, there’s no wonder that fans of the group's members like Dr. Dre would be itching for more documentary-style entertainment.
Director Allen Hughes, along with the famed West Coast sound genius and hip-hop legend, will satisfy the craving with the upcoming The Defiant Ones docu-series, which will also satisfy some of the curiosity around Dre’s controversial 1991 assault on journalist Dee Barnes.
Sitting down with Sway in the Morning, Hughes dished out some details on the film and circled back to the violent turn of events where Dre violently attacked Barnes after chasing her into a bathroom. At the 5:45 mark, Sway asks whether Dre would speak to the incident specifically and Hughes confirms not only his acknowledgment, but his apology as well. Revealing that Barnes herself would also be included in the film, Hughes added that Dre would hand her an apology for the situation.
“I wouldn’t have done [the film] and he wouldn’t have done it,” Hughes said of the film’s creation had the incident not been included or addressed.
He explained that the apology was already set up after Barnes penned her post-Straight Outta Compton Gawker article. Now fans will be able to hear testimonies from both people involved in the attack on Barnes and an apology from Dre firsthand once The Defiant Ones is released.
Hear what else is to come from the docu-series in the interview below.
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