West Coast rap icon Dr. Dre has had his entire personal life laid out for the public in recent months. The latest piece of family drama sees Dre’s father coming forward to shed some more light on his view of the Doctor’s past.
Dr. Dre’s Dad Speaks On Relationship
The Page Six section of the New York Post ran a feature piece on Dr. Dre that went into detail about the good, the bad and the ugly of the hip-hop mogul’s life and career. In it, Dr. Dre’s father, Theodore Young, talked about their nonexistent relationship — seemingly blaming that on Dre’s mother and grandmother badmouthing him.
“I haven’t seen Andre since his grandfather died and I can’t even remember when that was,” the 73-year-old told The Post from his home near Sacramento, Calif. “We have no relationship. My other sons love me. They tell me they love me. But coming from where I come from, most young men like Andre who have a big success don’t give a damn about their dad.”
Dre Gets More Bad Press: ‘Notorious Woman Beater’
In a new interview, veteran comedian/actress Luenell says Dr. Dre is a “notorious woman beater,” referencing the disturbing allegations by Nicole Young (which he denies) and the incident when he admittedly assaulted VJ Dee Barnes. R&B singer Michel’le has also accused Dre of domestic abuse.
“Now, one would say, does Dre get a pass for being such a notorious woman beater ’cause he makes good music? One would say that some people ain’t gonna be praying for Dr. Dre. A lot of women, but you can get a pass, it seems, if you’re popular. He a notorious woman beater.”
Nicole Young’s Domestic Violence Claims Against Dr. Dre
The former NWA member’s soon-to-be ex-wife alleges the legendary producer was violently abusive during their marriage. The worst of Nicole Young’s claims include Dre holding a gun to her head, punching her in the face and attempting to choke her.
Five months after filing for divorce, Nicole, 51, alleges that Dre (né Andre Young) “held a gun to my head” twice in 2000 and 2001, that he “punched me in the head/face” in 1999 and 200 and that he “kicked down a door” while she hid “from his rage” in 2016, among other instances of abuse. “Andre has verbally and emotionally decimated my personhood to the extent that I currently suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome,” she said in the documents, filed to the Superior Court of California. (People)
Dre Also Accused Of Abuse By Michel’le
The allegations by Nicole Young sound very similar to what his former fiancee, Michel’le, accused the Doc of doing to her during their relationship. Michel’le’s story was told in a 2016 Lifetime movie called Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le.