For those who may not be aware, Barnes went on the set of Boyz N The Hood and interviewed Yo Yo for Pump It Up! in 1990. Ice Cube (who co-starred in Boyz N The Hood with Chris Tucker) jumped into the interview and began dissing N.W.A., which he exited not that long prior. Barnes had previously interviewed N.W.A. for Pump It Up!, too. So, she decided to just package both interviews together. Unfortunately, Dre didn't like that and when he saw her at a party, he attacked her in front of the other partygoers. Barnes would later file a $22 million lawsuit against him for battery and assault.
During "The Defiant Ones," Dre expressed much regret about his past ways. This was a more in-depth apology when compared to the one he made in 2015, after the release on Straight Outta Compton -- which was criticized for not showing his assaults, where Dre said he was sorry for "the women I’ve hurt.” Barnes called this a "publicity stunt" for his movie.
“Any man who puts his hands on a female is a fu**ing idiot. He’s out of his fu**ing mind, and I was out of my fu**ing mind at the time. I fu**ed up, I paid for it, I’m sorry for it, and I apologize for it,” Dre said, per TMZ. “I have this dark cloud that follows me, and it’s going to be attached to me forever. It’s a major blemish on who I am as a man.”
R&B singer Michele'le has publicly revealed that Dre was physically abusive to her, during their previous relationship in the 1990s, as well. This was largely seen in her 2016 biopic, Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel'le.
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