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"This Is Bigger Than Me and Bigger Than Hip-Hop": Dee Barnes Responds to Dr. Dre’s Public Apology

On Friday, three days after Gawker ran Dee Barnes’s essay “Here’s What’s Missing From Straight Outta Compton: Me and the Other Women Dr. Dre Beat Up,” the New York Times ran a piece that included an official apology from Dr. Dre addressed to “the woman I’ve hurt.” Barnes’s response to Dre’s apology is below.

Here's What's Missing From Straight Outta Compton: Me and the Other Women Dr. Dre Beat Up

On January 27, 1991, at a record-release party for the rap duo Bytches With Problems in Hollywood, producer/rapper/then-N.W.A. member Dr. Dre brutally attacked Dee Barnes, the host of a well-known Fox show about hip-hop called Pump It Up! Dre was reportedly angry about a Pump It Up! segment hosted by Barnes that aired…

Remember When Dr. Dre Bashed a Female Journalist’s Face Against a Wall?

In January of 1991, producer/rapper and then-N.W.A. member Andre “Dr. Dre” Young attacked hip-hop journalist Denise “Dee” Barnes in a nightclub. If you hadn’t heard about the incident going into F. Gary Gray’s N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, which hits theaters in two weeks, you’d leave the theater none the…

NWA's Straight Outta Compton Movie May—Or May Not—Tell the Real Story

As a California girl, I grew up in the shadow of NWA even though I was absolutely not allowed to listen to Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Eazy E, MC Ren and Yella outside of my headphones. Now the group's biopic Straight Outta Compton is on the way, starring Ice Cube's son O'Shea Jackson Jr. playing his father, and from the…

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