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Surviving Compton: R&B Songstress Michel’le Tells Her Side of the Story
By Brittany K. Jackson Contributing Writer
Published October 13, 2016
(l-r) Leading lady Rhyon Nicole Brown to star as Michel'le in her new Lifetime biopic.

(l-r) Leading lady Rhyon Nicole Brown to star as Michel’le in her new Lifetime biopic. (Photo Credit: Brittany K. Jackson)

The dust has finally settled from the whirlwind of a movie that was “Straight Outta Compton”, but not without hip-hop songstress Michel’le kicking things up a notch.

Known for her authentically squeaky voice, shocking vocals and small stature, Michel’le Toussaint, simply known as Michel’le, decided to take matters into her own hands after she says “Straight Outta Compton” didn’t effectively depict her role in the life she once shared with both Dr. Dre and Suge Knight.

Recently, the Sentinel caught up with the once leading lady of Ruthless Records for the premiere of her upcoming Lifetime movie, “Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge, & Michel’le”. Michel’le says she’ll no longer be silenced, and will give voice to the purported pain she experienced at the expense of her tumultuous relationships with the hip-hop execs.

(l-r) Cast-members Vonnie Bristow as Ice Cube, Curtis Hamilton as Dr. Dre, Rhyon Nicole Brown as Michel'le, Deric Augustine as DJ Yella, and Jamie Kennedy as Jerry Heller in Surviving Compton: Dre,  Suge, & Michel'le.

(l-r) Cast-members Vonnie Bristow as Ice Cube, Curtis Hamilton as Dr. Dre, Rhyon Nicole Brown as Michel’le, Deric Augustine as DJ Yella, and Jamie Kennedy as Jerry Heller in Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge, & Michel’le. (Photo Credit: Brittany K. Jackson)

The movie is set to star leading lady Rhyon Nicole Brown as Michel’le, Curtis Hamilton as Dr. Dre, and R. Marcos Taylor as Suge Knight, who also starred as Suge in “Straight Outta Compton”.

Michel’le says that had it not been for her “untold” story in the Oscar-nominated prequel of sorts, the opportunity to tell her own truth in Surviving Compton would have not been made possible.

The movie is expected to showcase Michel’le’s nearly decade long romance with Dr. Dre, out of which was born one son. The singer alleges that the relationship soon turned turbulent as a result of alcohol, drugs, and domestic abuse. To escalate things, Michel’le eventually kindled a relationship with fellow industry mate Suge Knight, whom she was married to for six years and conceived a daughter with.

While the movie is expected to ruffle a few feathers, Michel’le felt is was time to share her perspective and convey to women across the country that they don’t have to remain in abusive relationships.

The Lifetime movie premiere is scheduled to air on Saturday, October 15, 2016. To see exclusive interviews with the cast and crew, visit us online at www.lasentinel.net.

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