‘Surviving Compton’: Dr. Dre’s ex-wife Michel’le’s story

Michel’le shared her side of the story in “Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le”, which aired on Saturday, October 15.

Michel’le’s and Dr.Dre

Played by actress Rhyon Nicole Brown, Michel’le was allegedly abused by Dre in their relationship. Dre denied the claim. Leslie Grief, Surviving Compton’s executive producer, told Indie Wire that Dre sent a cease and desist letter to Sony Pictures to try and put a damper on the film.


“I heard Sony said the vetted the film and stand by it, and will not allow Michel’le’s voice to be silenced. They’re supporting this picture… These are not new stories. Dr. Dre and Suge Knight have not seen the film to my knowledge, and are presupposing what they did and how it might make them appear on screen” – said Grief.

Michel’le also had something to share. She said “This is no joke. I would never want anyone to live this life. I’m watching myself, when I watched them portray me and Dr. Dre and it touched me in a different way… It was a very eye-opening experience. I didn’t see it that way. I thought it was just normal for me.”


Michel’le spiraled into substance abuse, as a result of the alleged abuse, which landed her in rehab.

In the biopic, Michel’le and Suge Knight’s relationship is portrayed as well. The pair have a daughter, Bailei, born 2002, shortly before the pair called off their marriage.

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