Former World Class Wreckin’ Cru member Cli-N-Tel recently made several allegations about Ice Cube and former group mate Dr. Dre. In an interview with Murder Master Music Show of UGS Radio, Cli-N-Tel alleged that Dr. Dre beat women and that Ice Cube was “bullied” in school, adding that Cube was more like his role in the Are We There Yet? movies than the person on his records.
When speaking about Dr. Dre, who was also once a member of the World Class Wreckin’ Cru, Cli-N-Tel alleged that reporter Dee Barnes was not the only woman Dre hit.
“She wasn’t the first one. I know of a few others,” he alleged. “I seen him get raw-dog with a couple females and we’d have conversations about that stuff and I told him, ‘That ain’t how I roll.'”
The Dee Barnes incident being discussed dates back to 1991. At the center of N.W.A.’s feud with Ice Cube, Barnes did an interview with Cube. Later, she ran into Dr. Dre who reportedly hit her. This was later reported by Alan Light of Rolling Stone.
“According to a statement issued by Barnes, Dre picked her up and ‘began slamming her face and the right side of her body repeatedly against a wall near the stairway’ as his bodyguard held off the crowd. After Dre tried to throw her down the stairs and failed, he began kicking her in the ribs and hands. She escaped and ran into the women’s restroom. Dre followed her and ‘grabbed her from behind by the hair and proceeded to punch her in the back of the head.’ Finally, Dre and his bodyguard ran from the building,” Light wrote then about the incident. This was also briefly mentioned on Eminem’s “Guilty Conscience,” which features Dr. Dre.
Continuing with the UGS interview, Cli-N-Tel also discussed the perception of Ice Cube.
“As far as Cube being a gangsta and all that, naw. Matter of fact, he was going to Washington High school and he was getting bullied over there and his mother was scared he was getting beat up too much so she put him on the bus and was shipping him over to Taft High School which was way across town, near Encino and Woodland Hills [California], a very affluent neighborhood,” he said. “Cube wasn’t that dude.”
Later, he reiterated these thoughts.
“I am being honest,” he added. “He is the Are We There Yet? [person]. He projects the other image with the AK  and the scowl but the real Cube is more like the Are We There Yet? guy versus the other guy.”
“Eazy was a street cat and he projected what he lived. It wasn’t fake with him,” he noted. “I think the authenticity of N.W.A. is really a credit to Eazy E more than anything else. I know a lot of people give credit to Dre and credit to Cube…Not to diminish what Dre and Cube did but they weren’t about that life. They were scribes and street reporters more or less, projecting what they saw and observed while Eazy embodied that truthfully.”
The entire interview can be heard below.
Cli-N-Tel was also included in a 1994 release, Concrete Roots, where much of Dr. Dre’s work was released without his consent. The project featured several songs by Cli-N-Tel with production from Dr. Dre and Dr. Dre’s name and image were used on the cover. “It’s a bootleg,” Dre shared in an early ’90s interview with MTV. “Somebody decided they wanted to get together and make a Dr. Dre record without Dr. Dre. [They] pieced up a gang of wack records and put my picture on it. I had absolutely nothing to do with it.”
That interview can be viewed below.