Talk about love is pain…
Back in 2013, singer and R&B Divas LA star Michel’le revealed that ex-boyfriend, Dr. Dre, was abusive to her during their six-year relationship in the 1990s. Now, she’s sharing more details on their volatile relationship, via an interview with The Breakfast Club – and the new revelations are pretty horrific.
Check out some of the highlights below. For more from Michel’le, you can watch the full interview above.
On Dr. Dre’s abusive behavior:
I tried [fist fighting] but I was losing. I had five black eyes, I have a cracked rib, I have scars that are just amazing. It was normal. Everybody that knew, it was the norm. No [I never called the police]. He used his fist, closed fist.
He hasn’t apologized to this day and it wouldn’t do any good because it’s the past. We’re past that.
But I do remember when he first hit me. When he first gave me my very first black eye, we laid in the bed and cried. He was crying and I was crying ’cause I was in shock [and] hurt and in pain. I don’t know why he was crying, but he said, “I’m really sorry.” I think that’s the only time he ever said he was sorry. And he said, “I’ll never hit you in that eye again, okay?” And I was like, “yeah,okay.” And we fell asleep.
On Using Humor To Cope:
Years later, I was talking to my friend and I joke, “He said he would never hit me in this [points to right eye] eye ever again so he started hitting me in that one [points to left eye]. You start humoring to get through the pain. So it became- Ike & Tina Turner. Jokes. It was normal.
On The Break-Up and Finally Leaving Dre:
Waiting him out, girl after girl, fighting. I’m 27. I finally put my fist down and said, “I just can’t do it.” That was one thing, but it was a lot. You get tired!
I went away and I was gone for like two and a half months. I came back and they said Dr. Dre’s engaged. I had already had it out with this girl [Dre’s wife, Nicole] before I left. He was sleeping with her. She knew what she wanted- hands down.
She was the first one who came into his life that I went “Oh, God!” She saw the big house, she was looking at out things and going “oooh!” She knew what money was while the other girls was just happy to be sleeping with him to be like, “You gon’ do me a record?” But [Nicole] came straight for the check. I saw that and said, “Listen, if he can’t see that, I’m not staying around to help him out.”
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