Yesha Callahan

Michel’le Says She’s Not in the N.W.A. Biopic Because She Was Just the Quiet Girlfriend Who Was Beat Up

How much can you squeeze into a 2 hour biopic about one of the most legendary hip-hop acts to ever exist? Well just enough to omit the fact that Dr. Dre was a woman beater, of course.

Although Dre recently admitted that he’s a changed man since he beat up reporter Dee Barnes, the one person he hasn’t mentioned in interviews was his ex Michel’le.

Michel’le has always spoken about the black eyes and scars she received during her tumultuous relationship with Dre and during an interview with Vlad TV, she gives her reasons as to why she’s not mentioned in the movie.

“Why would Dre put me in it?” says Michel’le. “I was just a quiet girlfriend who got beat on and told to sit down and shut up.” “My part has no value to, probably, what they really want to talk about,” she says, “unless they want to talk.”

The dehumanizing tone that Michel’le still has is saddening to say the least. Especially since Dre has publicly talked about the incident with Barnes, but still hasn’t said anything about her.

Images Credit: Vlad TV

  1. August 18, 2015 - Reply

    Dr. Dre has been “forgiven” by the public at large based on comments I’ve read about the movie and its success at the box office. His beating women was a “youthful indiscretion.” *rolling eyes*

  2. August 18, 2015 - Reply

    I would just like him to man-up, admit it and apologize. Luv Michel’le though

  3. August 18, 2015 - Reply

    Much better article. All is forgive ; )

  4. August 18, 2015 - Reply

    I love Michel’le’s courage. Dr. Dre needs to apologize to her explicitly period. No person should experience domestic violence at any circumstance. Society must change definitely. I don’t support the agenda of NWA at all.

    • August 18, 2015 - Reply

      The change needs to start with black males in how they view themselves and black women. Valued instead of devalued, worthy of love honor, respect, protection, provision, devotion etc.

      • August 18, 2015 - Reply


        I agree with you. No victim of abuse should be blamed for the actions of an abuser. Black males must respect themselves and black women. Respect is about seeing people as human beings and treating human beings with dignity and respect. More black men have to stand up against misogynoir and stand up for the human rights of black women and black people in general.

        • August 18, 2015 - Reply

          What a monumental difference it would make.

          • August 18, 2015 - Reply


            Exactly. It would make a huge difference.

  5. August 18, 2015 - Reply

    I’m sickened by this movie and I will not be watching it. It doesn’t even deserve to be bootlegged.

    My heart goes out to Michel’le. I hope she is doing all that she needs to do to heal from her painful past.

  6. August 18, 2015 - Reply

    I felt bad when she said “Her part has no value in what they probably wanted to talk about…” Michel’le and Dee Barnes’ part has EVERY value in what they should have talked about in this movie. You can’t praise one recurring theme of the movie like a lot of these critics are doing by highlighting police violence/social topics we are discussing today yet be silent about the abusive past and the misogyny these men displayed against black women. You can’t fix one wheel while ignoring the other three flat tires.

    • August 19, 2015 - Reply


      Michel’le has very low self esteem. Shes the type of sister I just want to hug.

  7. August 18, 2015 - Reply

    I just saw a clip of the movie on Facebook, ugh I cannot support that thing!

  8. August 18, 2015 - Reply

    I feel bad for Michelle

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