Women who were ‘beat by Dre’ responds to his apology…and is getting more interesting!

Women who were 'beat by Dre' responds to his apology

Two women who were the alleged victims of domestic violence at the hands of Dr. Dre have very different responses to his apology.

Dee Barnes and Michel’le had publicly spoken out about the former N.W.A. star’s film Straight Outta Compton, a biopic of the rap group, which left out any reference to his violent past.

Dee believes that what matters now is that Dre apologised, not why he did it.

In an article for Gawker she wrote: ‘I understand people’s apprehension. The stakes are high now and money talks, loud. Is this is a PR move by Universal, which released Straight Outta Compton? After all, the film just crossed the $100 million mark its second weekend in theaters.

‘Is it damage control by Apple, which can no longer ignore that if you take the ‘Beats by Dre’ logo and remove the ‘S,’ you get a double entendre describing several woman he just apologised to? Is Dre himself really remorseful or just saving face?

‘To me, the answers to these questions matter less than the fact that Dre stepped up and performed his social responsibility by finally taking accountability for his actions. Who cares why he apologised? The point is that he did.’

But she did make clear that famous people should never be exused of violence just because of their popularity: ‘Excusing pop culture icons from scrutiny over their history of violence against women because they are elevated to ‘hero’ status is wrong on so many levels.’

Michel’le, an ex-girlfriend of Dre and singer, did not accept his apology as she believes it was just a PR stunt to stop any damage to the film or his Beats by Dre brand.

‘I don’t really think it’s a sincere apology,’ she told BBC Radio 5 Live, ‘I didn’t ask for a public apology and I think if he is going to apologise he should do it individually.’

‘To just group us like we are nothing and nobody – I just don’t think it’s sincere, treat us like we have names. He’s selling a movie. I just think it’s good PR at the moment.’


About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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