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“Straight Outta Compton” ruled the box office for a second straight weekend, and there’s no competition in sight. The movie has earned more than $111 million in domestic box office and is closing in on “Eight Mile” (at $116 million, the highest grossing rap movie) and has a good chance to beat “Scary Movie” ($157 million) and become the highest grossing movie directed by an African American. has drawn fresh attention to Dr. Dre and his violence against women, even though “Straight Outta Compton” makes no mention of that part of his life or of a particularly ugly incident that happened at the height of the group’s fame. But the attempt to ignore the past and focus attention on the movie and on “Compton,” Dr. Dre’s first solo album in 15 years, has backfired. By the end of last week, Dr. Dre released a statement apologizing to “women I’ve hurt” without being more specific.
Dr. and one of the most influential music producers of his generation. He became a billionaire after the sale of his headphones brand, Beats By Dre, to Apple last year. He has worked with the biggest names in hip hop: Snoop Dogg, Tupac, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and many others.
But Dr. Dre has a history of abusing women. In 1991, he severely beat Dee Barnes, the host of “Pump It Up!” a hip hop show on Fox, at a party in front of numerous witnesses. Times:
“He picked me up by my hair and my ear and smashed my face and body into the wall. . Next thing I know, I’m down on the ground and he’s kicking me in the ribs and stamping on my fingers. members, MC Ren and Easy E, said at the time that Barnes “deserved it” and “had it coming.” Dr. Dre said “it ain’t no big thing I just threw her through a door.”
One of Dr. Dre’s bodyguards reportedly prevented bystanders from intervening and helping Barnes. Dr. Dre pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery and settled with Barnes out of court. As time went by, he began to deny that anything violent occurred, according to Gawker.
Dr. Dre repeatedly beat his former girlfriend,
singer Michel’le, and once punched a woman, rapper Tarrie B, after she recorded a track critical of him, the women told The New York Times. Michel’le, who has a son with Dr. Dre, has spoken publicly about his abuse in the past but hasn’t received much attention.
“”I’ve been talking about my abuse for many, many years, but it has not gotten any ears until now,” she said.
Michel’le told the Times Dr. Dre often hit her with a closed fist and left her with “black eyes, a cracked rib, and scars.”
In his statement, Dr. Dre appeared to blame alcohol and youth for his actions:
“Twenty five years ago I was a young man drinking too much and in over my head with no real structure in my life. However, none of this is an excuse for what I did. I’ve been married for 19 years and every day I’m working to be a better man for my family, seeking guidance along the way. I’m doing everything I can so I never resemble that man again.”
Apple, where Dr. Dre is a consultant, also issued a statement saying the company “believed in his sincerity” and “that he has changed.”
Dr. Dre is now 50 and was a producer of “Straight Outta Compton.” “Compton,” his new album, has been widely criticized for misogynistic lyrics. One track, “Medicine Man,” a collaboration with Eminem,
has an extremely offensive comment about rape.