Black Men Make a Movie Bringing Up the Past and then Order Black Women to Forget the Past #StraightOuttaMisogyny #DeeBarnes
This time last week, the handmaiden and masters of misogyny were dancing a soft-shoe jig because Straight Outta Compton, the NWA after school special came in #1 at the box office. A movie that left out the violent attacks the group's members metted out to Black women. Major Black publications completely ignored NWA's violence towards Black women when they were promoting and fawning over the movie. So somebody had to attempt to exercise some journalism and truth-telling...which left it up to Gawker of all places.
When you try to cover something up, you give power to it. So Dr. Dre's attempt to turn himself into some type of Santa Claus or benign character failed spectacularly when Dee Barnes wrote an essay chronicling his attack on her, F. Gary Gray's role in the attack and how she was blackballed after the attack. Probably more damning was Michel'le's interview where she cavilierly mentioned that Dr. Dre used to beat her up on the regular.
Dee Barnes started trending and by the end of the week, the New York Times was on the case. Apple, which currently employs Dr. Dre as a "consultant" after handing him a billion or two for his unfortunately named "beats by dre" headphones, held Dre down to the ground and made him issue the most generalized apology a violent misogynist has ever written in history.
Perhaps he has beaten so many women, he didn't want to name them individually for fear he would leave something out.
With that, NWA's apologist have been whining about Black women "bringing up the past" and "trying to keep a brotha down." Boo freaking hooo! Y'all were the ones who brought up the past. Be man enough to deal with it.