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BellaNaijarians, who watched #SurvivingCompton? Let’s Talk About “Beats” by Dre, Michel’le & Suge Knight



Michel'le attends Screening Of Lifetime's "Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge And Michel'le" - Arrivals at The London West Hollywood on October 5, 2016 in West Hollywood, California.

Michel’le attends Screening Of Lifetime’s “Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge And Michel’le” – Arrivals at The London West Hollywood on October 5, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. Photo Credit: Getty Images/Leon Bennett

Lifetime TV movie Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’e was a HIT this weekend, with all of Black Twitter’s attention. The movie was mainly from Michel’le‘s point of view, complete with her appearing as an omniscient narrator several times in the movie.

Who is Michel’le?

R & B Singer Michel’le was once Dr. Dre’s fiancee – they have one 25 year-old son together.

She first met Dre at 16, after being discovered by Alonzo, and making a cameo on one of their songs.

She was the only female artiste on Ruthless Records, but she was completely omitted from the hit movie Straight Outta Compton, which led her to want to tell her own story, as she told The Breakfast Club 2 years ago.

Major Revelations in the Movie

    • Getting beaten by Dr. Dre – many people have called out the “Beats” by Dre headphones for being ironic

    • Dr. Dre first beat her in bed, gave her a black eye and started crying

    • He had already had 5 kids – 3 before her and 2 when they just started dating – their son Marcel is his last child, and he came back into Marcel’s life when he was 20, after Michel’le’s mum and grandma died

    • Her mother and grandma told her to stay in the relationship with Dre, because according to them, all men cheat and all mean hit their women

    • Eazy-E rapped about Dre beating her and used to urge her to leave, because he liked her

    • The one time Suge Knight slapped her, he dislocated her jaw
    • After she had taken to prescription drugs and alcohol to numb the pain of getting abused, Suge Knight helped her go to rehab, and she ended up in a relationship with him after. Meanwhile Dre got engaged to his current wife soon after Michel’le went to rehab

  • She thought she was married to Suge, but it was a sham set up by him and his lawyers – he had never divorced his wife
  • She had a daughter with Suge, partially to keep their relationship afloat

The “Aftermath”

  • Dr. Dre threatened Michel’le with a lawsuit before she released the movie
  • He has apologized to all the women he hurt, but he claims he never hit Michel’le
  • Michel’le has said she is ready to be taken to court, because she knows witness testimonies will stand


We watched the movie and it was entertaining and revealing! Did you watch? What did you think?


  1. ATL's finest

    October 17, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    My goodness.. I can’t recall when LAST I watched Lifetime & last night we worth it ALL. Michel’le is too dammm FINE. And girl what ever happened to your saying when u were a Lil girl? ‘I won’t let no mam treat me life this’. At a point I thought she was going to punch Dre :).. I don’t even know how she survived mehn. From the abuse of Dr. Dre to Surge Knight all I can say is MERCY ME. I’m here thinking it will be better with Surge oh well that jaw went apart too. U are ONE very strong woman Michel’le & I’m glad U are still standing here. Like I always say, if one man in my life which is my Dad have never put a finger on me, there’s no way any MAN will be doing that to me. Someone will be dead & it won’t me ME. She hung in there for those dudes Mehn. The life style, the punching, the lies etc.. #POWERFULMichel’le#.

    • ATL's finest

      October 17, 2016 at 1:08 pm


  2. Frank

    October 17, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Either way this lady was a hoe. Who goes and sleeps with 2 friends or rivals and ends up having kids for both of them? A HOE/WHORE.

    • Kristah

      October 17, 2016 at 4:44 pm

      you are a bloody idiot. She was with Dre, who abused her, and then got with Suge afterwards! You make it sound like she was with both of them at the same time! You’re just so stupid. Someone is talking about how she nearly died but this is all you can see? You overwhelm me with your stupidity.

    • EM

      October 18, 2016 at 12:18 am

      Only hoes represent hoes. And why you taking it all personal. Are you a hoe?

    • DEKA

      October 17, 2016 at 4:50 pm

      URE VERY STUPID …sorry bella naija …

    • Yimu

      October 17, 2016 at 5:12 pm

      The only whore here is you because it’s obvious from the way you bark that you are speaking from your own shame as a whore. Reading is fundamental by the way…

    • ATL's finest

      October 17, 2016 at 11:12 pm

      @ Frank receive some sense. It’s obvious u didn’t follow the lines or get the Memo. Surge came acting like father Christmas the Saint, so why won’t she take a break from Dre the gf beater? Surge cleaned her up, saved her life, sent her to rehab etc. So how’s she suppose to know he’s just like Dre. ( from frying pan to fire)? Get lost Frank & keep it moving if u don’t ve anything nice to say.

  3. DEKA

    October 17, 2016 at 4:50 pm


  4. #michel'le strong woman

    October 18, 2016 at 9:04 am

    loved every second of it.
    On another note, I was never surprised by Dr dre or Suge knight’s behavior.
    I used to wonder why she hooked up with Suge knight but watching the movie gave me some insight as to why she dated him. Both guys were losers and punks.
    I’m soo proud of her right now. She survived and learned her lesson. She’s a wiser, stronger and better woman.

  5. Naky

    October 18, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    this movie should have been released just about the time Dre released his “Beats” by Dre headphones…….Damn….

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