While information about the domestic violence has long been public, Michel’le gave a firsthand account of her injuries during her sitdown with The Breakfast Club last week.
When asked about whether they used to “fist-fight,” Michel’le said, “Well I tried. I was losing.” Recounting her injuries specifically she confirmed that Dre broke her nose with a closed fist.
“I had five black eyes,” she also said. “I have a cracked rib, I have scars that are just amazing. It was normal. Everybody that knew, it was the norm.”
Recalling the origins of the abuse, Michel’le said Dr. Dre himself cried the first time he hit her.
“I do remember when he first he me,” she said. “When he first gave me my very first black eye, we laid in the bed and he 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 was 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.”
After dating Dre, Michel’le was in a relationship with Suge Knight who she said hit her once in their nearly decade-long stint together.
“One of the craziest things he ever did was when he tried to hit me,” Michel’le said. “He only tried one time. And he was so strong that he open hand slapped me and threw my whole jaw out of [place]. I had to go to the emergency. He back hand slapped and it wouldn’t go back. So I had to finally call him and say, ‘You’re gonna have to come take me to the emergency.’ It was either that or the police was gonna have to take me.”
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