Dr. Dre's Assault On Dee Barnes Was Initially Written Into 'Straight Outta Compton' Script
"Straight Outta Compton" has been getting mostly glowing reviews from fans and critics, but some pushback to the movie gained steam this week when Dee Barnes posted a lengthy account of her assault by Dr. Dre in 1991 -- which didn't appear onscreen.
Its omission may not be not all that surprising to some — given the fact that it shed an unflattering light on Dre, who was a producer of the movie.
But, according to The Los Angeles Times, it was going to make it in, before getting cut.
The script called for Dre to have “eyes glazed, drunk, with an edge of nastiness, contempt” when he approached Barnes at a party.
“Saw that [expletive] you did with Cube," he said in the scrapped scene. "Really had you under his spell, huh? Ate up everything he said. Let him diss us. Sell us out.”
“I just let him tell his story,” Barnes’ character responded. “That’s what I do. It’s my job.”
“I thought we were cool, you and me,” he said. “But you don’t give a [expletive]. You just wanna laugh at N.W.A, make us all look like fools.”
From there, it was written that she'd throw a drink in his face and he'd fling her around "like a rag-doll, while she screams, cries, begs for him to stop.”
Of course, it didn't end up making the film. But it's still a part of Barnes' life.
“I suffer from horrific migraines that started only after the attack,” she wrote earlier this week. “I love Dre’s song ’Keep Their Heads Ringin’ — when I get migraines, my head does ring and it hurts, exactly in the same spot every time where he smashed my head against the wall."