Dr. Dre and Ice Cube’s Utopian view of their rise to fame may soon have a hole punched in their narrative thanks to Michel’le. According to Variety.com, the ex-girlfriend of Suge Knight and Dre, full name Michel’le Toussant, is working on a biopic of her own and this one will be sure to touch on the physical abuse that was glossed over in Straight Outta Compton.
“With the working title Girl From the Hood, the film will focus on fame, abuse and its aftermath, Variety stated. Toussaint — who has children with hip hop moguls Dr. Dre and Suge Knight — has gone on record stating that she was a victim of abuse in both relationships. In 1991, Dre and Knight co-founded Death Row Records, which had a roster of talent that included Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg.
“In addition to the scripted project, Toussaint and Thinkfactory are also set to collaborate on a documentary centered around the singer’s life.”
The project is said to be a scripted TV series which means it’s likely to find a home on VH1 or Lifetime and we bet the views will come rolling in. While audiences loved Straight Outta Compton, the omission of some of the darker parts of the rapper’s lives — like their misogynistic lyrics and history of domestic abuse — was not lost on viewers, namely women. With a potential sequel to the box office success being shopped around, it’s only right that the women affected by these rap heavyweights get to tell their side too. We’re actually looking forward to catching this flick on the small screen. Are you with us?