StraightOuttaCompton is currently the number 1 movie this week, maybe this summer. And to hiphop heads its the best movie this year. The NWA biopic took theaters by storm in its opening weekend, killing the competition by bringing in over $60 million. (Cha-Ching )
Everyone tried to pick the movie apart from notable moments to missing parts that were influential in hiphop. Either way most of America was talking about the movie.
There’s was two women from DrDre past who felt the need to speak up. Dr. Dre exes spoke out about their feelings on the film. They are upset on how the movie didn’t mention Dre’s abusive behavior towards his ex girlfriends.
Both the women experienced this abuse from Dr.Dre.
Michel’le Toussaint and Dee Barnes both agree that the film should not have depicted their abusive pasts with the hip hop producer, but for different reasons.
Barnes says that “the depiction would have been too horrific”, while Toussaint believes that if they weren’t going to talk about her real experiences as an artist of DeathRow, then they should have dismissed her from the film entirely. So they have different reasons.
When asked why Barnes’ 1991 assault at the hands of Dr. Dre was excluded from the film, director FGaryGray says,
“We couldn’t get everything into the movie. What we had to do was make sure we served the narrative, and that narrative was about NWA. It wasn’t about a lot of side stories. We had to focus on the story that was pertinent to our main characters.”
In the past Dr.Dre has opened up and spoke about his past and admits to being abusive, but he also says that like everybody else, he’s made mistakes that he regrets.
“I made some f*cking horrible mistakes in my life. I was young, f*cking stupid,” Dre told RollingStone. “I would say all the allegations aren’t true – some of them are. Those are some of the things that I would like to take back. It was really f*cked up. But I paid for those mistakes, and there’s no way in hell that I will ever make another mistake like that again.”