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Michel’le, early ’90’s R&B singer and ex-fiancee of Dr. Dre, spoke about her relationship with the now-billionaire producer in a new interview with VladTV. Both have openly acknowledged that he was abusive toward her during their six years together (1990-96), but the issue has risen to the forefront once again because that history (along with his known abusive relationships with other women) was omitted from new N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton.
In the new interview, Michel’le seems complacent about her omission from the film, telling Vlad the film is “[Ice] Cube‘s version of his life.”
When told that Dr. Dre also executive produced the film, she replied, “Why would Dre put me in it? If they start from where they start from,” she added, “I was just a quiet girlfriend who got beat up and told to sit down and shut up.”
Michel’le, who’s currently in the public eye as one of the stars of TV One’s reality series R&B Divas: Los Angeles, detailed the abuse in a recent interview with The Breakfast Club. “When he gave me my very first black eye, we laid in the bed and cried,” she said on the morning show. “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?'” She said in the interview that he kept that promise, but hit her in other places — “I have scars that are just amazing,” she told the show.
Dr. Dre confronted abuse allegations during the Straight Outta Compton press tour, telling Rolling Stone, “I made some f—ing horrible mistakes in my life.”
“I was young, f—ing stupid,” he continued. “I would say all the allegations aren’t true — some of them are. Those are some of the things that I would like to take back. It was really f—ed up. But I paid for those mistakes, and there’s no way in hell that I will ever make another mistake like that again.”
Watch the full interview below.
This article originally appeared on Billboard.com.
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