‘Straight Outta Compton’: Michel’le Opens Up On Domestic Abuse & Relationships With Dr. Dre & Suge Knight

Published: Monday 17th Aug 2015 by David

R&B Divas LA star Michel’le is no stranger to danger.

For, those who know her story will know she is a domestic abuse survivor who was once in the middle of one of Hip Hop’s most volatile love triangles.

The other pieces in her romantic puzzle? Dr. Dre….and Suge Knight.

Unfortunately, said story wasn’t told in the Dre-backed biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’ which pulled in over $60 million at the US box office over the weekend.

Press play to hear her side of the story below….

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    • Stephy August 17, 2015

      That song gives me chills. YAAAS GAWD!

  1. AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig August 17, 2015

    Dr Dre is a monster who broke her ribs and her jaw at one point, if I’m correct. There’s no reason why that should be swept under the rug.

    • Molly #September4thSurprise August 17, 2015

      Smh yet people praise Dre like he’s a GOD… how disgusting.

      • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig August 17, 2015

        Exactly babygurl @Molly, I won’t be supporting his music or products!
        @toohotfortv, oh to be transparent with you I wasn’t talking about the film, I was speaking generally… I didn’t even read the article til now, it’s just that I’m already familiar with Michel’le’s story from her breakfast club interview. He, like most artists are going to want to portray themselves in a certain light. Hopefully her story comes to light one day; I hear she has a book in the works.

    • Toohotfortv August 17, 2015

      I do understand your position and obviously those moments in her life may have been extremely pivotal but, in the context of the film, it may not have been as important to dre’s storyline as one might think. Either way, I think she’s an exceptional and unique talent with an awesome personality. I wish her the absolute best.

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    • Julian August 18, 2015

      You’re kinda 25 years late on noticing that lol

  3. Molly #September4thSurprise August 17, 2015

    Men that abuse women are absolutely disgusting and nothing more than cowards. Idk why Dre didn’t go thru what Chris Brown went thru.

    • Anne August 17, 2015

      He should have but there was no Internet at the time.

  4. #TeamTinashe Stan August 17, 2015

    I love Michel’le. She has such a great gift!

    and to anyone in their feelings about Dr.Dre being a woman abuser in the past, needs to pipe down. Yes, it wasn’t right but Michel’le already said he told her sorry for that past issue and she forgave him. Nowadays, society is so damn sensitive to everything. I don’t think penalizing people is a good thing either. Everyone learns from their mistakes and yes it’ll take time.

    • Molly #September4thSurprise August 17, 2015

      Defending woman abusers now sis?

    • Toohotfortv August 17, 2015

      I don’t know. I completely understand what #teamtinashe… is saying. Obviously abuse in any form is horrible. The thing I have a problem with here is the idea that society seems to hold on to the worst of a person’s past. I would wholly agree with dre being demonized and boycotted etc if at this present point in his life we were hearing the same stories; or if there were multiple accounts of this behavior. For all we know, he has grown tremendously from his past mistakes. We are human.

      • Anne August 17, 2015

        I don’t know if he has grown or not. I have no idea what he still does behind closed doors.

  5. Molly #September4thSurprise August 17, 2015

    I never knew Dr.Dre was a woman abuser until now so excuse me if I come off judgemental .

  6. Stav August 17, 2015

    Whatever happened in their relationship is whatever happened in their relationship. I’m just here for the music. And while I don’t condone domestic abuse of any kind, since theirs didn’t play out in public like idiot boy and bowling pinhead’s did, it doesn’t much color or taint my impression of Dre or Michel’le’s celebrity.

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  7. AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig August 17, 2015

    It’s not a case of just forgiving the person, because the large number of people in abusive relationships forgive their abusers (which continues the cycle of abuse). It’s a case of him paying for a crime that he committed.

    Michel’le loved him so she covered it up, and even when she was in hospital with a broken jaw she lied to the doctors to help him. If she had reported him, he would probably still be in prison now. For that fact alone, he owes her everything.

  8. AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig August 17, 2015

    I really give zero fvcks about who wants to disagree or red arrow my comments. There is NO excuse, and I’m not budging on this.

    • Toohotfortv August 17, 2015

      Your obstinance reveals more about you then even your initial “opinion”… well, good luck with that 😉

      • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig August 17, 2015

        Save the psychobabble, you’re not changing my opinion in the slightest. I have my own mind , and you WILL respect that and not try to provoke an argument from me.

  9. Anne August 17, 2015

    Victims consistently blame themselves, forgive the perpetrators, and allow themselves to be revictimized. If he beat her that badly and got away scott free I doubt it was his only offense like that. This my first time hearing of this and it definitely changes how I feel about any future support of his endeavors.

    • Anne August 17, 2015

      In other words I’m not surprised she forgave him and didn’t press charges but that doesn’t make what he did any less wrong.

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  11. Casual-T August 18, 2015

    Michel’le’s story wasn’t told in Straight Outta Compton, but they referenced her in the movie. I can’t remember the context, but I recall a reference to Dre being in his girlfriend’s video (Nicety) or something.
    I actually think Michel’le was significant enough to be shown in the movie, but they had to streamline the narrative to keep the movie from being too long. Michel’le sang on the CLASSIC Before You Turn Off the Lights with the World Class Wrecking Crew, and she blew up huge as a solo artist in 1988-89 with No More Lies, Nicety, and Something in My Heart. No More Lies was a top 10 pop and r&b, and trust me, that song was all over the radio.
    My point is that while Michel’le’s time in the Sun might have been brief, the couple of years she was hot, she was on fire; and b/c she was being played on pop radio, she might have technically more popular than NWA when they first came out.

  12. lolhart August 18, 2015

    I agree people shouldn’t be judged by their past, but the research shows that abusers will do it again unless they get serious help.

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