Sunday, August 23, 2015

Straight Outta Da Slaked Lime & Chalk Bucket

Via CNN, I saw this story from The Hollywood Reporter:

Dr. Dre Apologizes "to the Women I've Hurt"
The self-described gangsta rapping nigga has a history in which he has treated some women badly. (I know, right? Who'd a thunk it?!)

A couple of examples from the article. 

Michel'le [a former fiancee - Gato] told VladTV she has accepted that his allegedly abusive behavior during the six years they were together, which they've both openly acknowledged, isn't in Compton. 

"Why would Dre put me in it? If they start from where they start from," she said, "I was just a quiet girlfriend who got beat up and told to sit down and shut up."

She also recently recounted his alleged abuse, telling morning show The Breakfast Club, "When he gave me my very first black eye, we laid in the bed and cried. He was crying and I was crying because I was in shock, hurt and in pain. I don’t know why he was crying, but he said 'I’m really sorry.' That was the only time he ever said he was really sorry. And he said, 'I’ll never hit you in that eye again, okay?'"
I wonder if he was good to his word, and only hit every other part of her besides that eye from that point onward?

But yeah, I can see how the guys who rapped about all women being bitches and 'ho's, and how bad-assed violent they were to everyone, and how they wanted to kill all the cops, would be afraid that one of them might end up looking bad if they put in some scenes that showed that, yes, he DID like beating the Hell out of women.

Here's another bit from Dre's past:
[Hip-hop journalist Dee] Barnes, meanwhile, penned an essay for Gawker in which she reflected on a 1991 record-release party where Dre allegedly tried to throw her down a flight of stairs, choked her and pinned her to the floor of the women's bathroom with his knee on her chest. Barnes settled out of court with Dre, who pled no contest to assault and served two years probation. Barnes said she doesn't think the incident should have been in Compton.
"The truth is too ugly for a general audience," she wrote. "I didn’t want to see a depiction of me getting beat up, just like I didn’t want to see a depiction of Dre beating up Michel’le. ... But what should have been addressed is that it occurred."
Yeah, let's not show it. That would be too real. And we shouldn't have any reality in a bio-pic, should we? Especially if it makes the stars look bad. I'm sure if we had gotten an IKE Turner bio-pic, we wouldn't have seen him beating the crap out of Tina.

Pretty funny that a film about a bunch of self-described niggas contains so much whitewash.


  1. I'm having a hard time deciding who is less sympathetic. The woman-beating, motherless punk who has made millions glorifying being human garbage or the pretentious dipshit punching bag who condones the white washing. In a better world dr.dre is sodomized in prison by the Aryan nation.

  2. In a better world the English colonists in America decided to pick their own damned cotton.

    (Yes, that's an anachronism, but you get the point.)