Movie Review: ‘Surviving Compton’ lets Michel’le Tell Her Story

Michel’le and Dr. Dre (AP File Photos)

Dr. Dre got a chance to tell his rags-to-riches story in the 2015 blockbuster “Straight Outta Compton”. But, according to singer and ex-lover Michel’le, he conveniently left her out. The film also failed to mention his aggressive, drunk behavior as an abuser and habitual cheater.

It is now Michel’le’s turn to set the record straight in Lifetime’s biopic, “Surviving Compton”, which premiered this past Saturday. Played by Rhyon Nicole Brown, Michel’le rose to fame in the late 1980s as the first lady of Eazy-E’s Ruthless Records. In the film, Michel’le narrated two painful relationships with N.W.A. member Dr. Dre and Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight.

After watching the film, some are questioning the validity of her accounts. No one seemed to question Suge Knight’s abuse. But, everyone wants to know how true are her stories about Dr. Dre, the man who brought us Eminem and good quality headphones.

We have painted such a pretty picture of Dr. Dre. Maybe accepting Michel’le side is so conflicting because her own picture is far from pleasing.

Read more at the New Pittsburgh Courier: Movie Review: ‘Surviving Compton’ lets Michel’le Tell Her Story

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