Dr Dre wife, kids, net worth are only some of the personal information the public wants to know about the artist. Being a celebrity, everything is on the spotlight including personal life and even the past.
Being a high profile artist and producer, Dr Dre is no exception to constant rumors and paparazzi scrutiny. Even his past relationships and experiences seem to interest the public, who feels entitled to know more about the rapper apart from what he portrays himself to be.
The 51-year old rapper, song writer and entrepreneur prides himself on being transparent. Like many rappers, his music represents a part of himself and has become his medium to express emotions better shared through music.
One of his tracks, I Need A Doctor, is the perfect example of that. The song talks about the importance of friendship for him and how he rose to the top even when no one else believed in him. It also highlighted his relationship with Eminem, who’s fame was largely because of him.
Apart from music, the rapper also shares pieces of his past through the movie Straight Outta Compton. The story revolves around the group NWA and how Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube and other members of the group made their way out of Compton and rose to fame when hip-hop was almost a taboo on mainstream media.
However, the rap magnate did not share everything about his past. Around the same time the then-rising rapper was starting to make a name for himself, he was in a relationship with R&B singer Michel’le Toussaint, more commonly known as Michel’le. The two share a son together who is now 25 years old, named Marcel Young.
Just this month, Michel’le released a biopic called Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michelle. The story, according to the singer, is about her abusive relationship with Dr Dre who physically abused her and beat her up.
Dr Dre Wife, Kids, Net Worth To Cover Story Up?
Because of the biopic released last October 15, Dr Dre has allegedly threatened to sue Sony, dismissing and denying Michel’le’s claims that he beat her up.
However, prior to the release of Surviving Compton, the rapper has released an apology about his treatment to women when he was younger.
“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. I apologise to the women I’ve hurt. I deeply regret what I did and know that it has forever impacted all of our lives.”
Dr Dre’s current wife and family has not made any reaction over the biopic or claims of violence.
But come to think of it, if Dr Dre did in fact want to cover up the story, he can very much do so since he has more than enough wealth and influence in the industry.
According to Forbes, just this year his estimated net worth is $710 million. Revenues come from his music, his brand Beats headphones and the film Straight Outta Compton. With that amount of money, he can pay off various channels to silence Michel’le’s claims or to discredit her. However, this is not a valid option nor a likely option for the artist.
Hopefully, though, the super producer takes the high road and repent for his past while looking forward to a better future.