Following the movie Straight Outta Compton is a biopic of former Dr Dre wife, Michel’le Toussaint entitled Surving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le which exposes the abuse of her ex-husband.
Popularly known as just Michel’le, the former Dr Dre wife is a chart-topping R&B singer and songwriter known for her songs such as the Billboard top 10 single No More Lies and Something In My Heart.
The musician is also the former Dr Dre wife and mother to their 25 year old son, Marcel Young. Dr Dre and Michel’le met while working on the same record label, Ruthless Records.
According to hip-hop enthusiasts, the R&B singer is arguably the reason for the initial success of the record label. During that time, hip-hop was not accepted mainstream. It was through Michel’le and her popular R&B sound that Ruthless Records gained recognition.
In an interview with Elle, the 45-year old singer admitted that they used her fame to spearhead the careers of some our present hip-hop greats.
“Dre would come to my interviews with me—he’d come to all these places that would never have had the guy from N.W.A. Wasn’t it genius?” shared Michel’le.
Former Dr Dre Wife Shares Physical Abuse Story
Apart from their working relationship, the two also had a romantic one. Though there were definitely ups in the relationship like the wealth and expensive cars, she shares that she has experienced some very dark times as well.
Michel’le admits that Dr Dre has physically been violent to her several times during their relationship.
At that time, says the singer, she did not question his brutality because it has become a routine for them.
“And the beatings, the beatings were so normal to me. The abuse was just routine. I didn’t wake up the next day and say, ‘Dre, why did you hit me?’ We never talked about it the next day. Never.”
And though she said she does not regret those years of her life, the only thing she would change is that she would have asked him why he did that to her.
When asked about how she felt when all these incidents were omitted from Straight Outta Compton, she simply responded that she respects that Dr Dre wants to share his version of the story.
However, this does not stop her from sharing her side of the story. Last October 15, the singer has released a biopic of her life during Compton and how she survived the abuses of both her exes Dr Dre and Suge entitled Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le
Dr Dre Wife and Kids Reaction to Abuse
The multi-Grammy winning producer and hip-hop artist did not take the expose well. In fact, he threatened to sue Sony for the movie, which Michel’le confidently said she can win on the court against.
His family, however, has been hushed about the singer’s claims. Dr Dre wife, Nicole Threatt Young has not spoken about it nor reacted in any way.