R&B singer Michel’le, formerly signed to Death Row Records, recently recalled her past… during which she claimed to have been in an abusive relationship with Dr. Dre.
Although she’s discussed the abuse she endured during her relationship with the producer, the 44-year-old — who is currently a cast member of TV One’s R&B Divas: Los Angeles — opened up and spoke candidly about her past during an interview with The Breakfast Club radio show.
“Yea, he did,” Michel’le said, when asked if he broke her nose. “I had five black guys. I had a cracked rib. Yes, I have scars that are just amazing.
“It was normal. Everybody that knew, it was normal. He hit me with a closed fist,” she added.
When asked if Dre had ever apologized to her after all this time, she said … never.
“No, he hasn’t apologized to this day. And, it wouldn’t do any good because it’s the past. I’ve moved past that,” Michel’le said, before recalling one time that he did feel bad. “When he gave me my very first black eye, we laid in the bed and he cried. He was crying. I was crying ’cause I was in shock and in pain. I don’t know why he was crying, but he said, ‘You know, I’m really sorry.’ I think that was the only time he said he was sorry. And, he said ‘I’ll never hit you in that eye again, okay?’ ”
As for why she never left, the singer says her self-esteem was so low that she didn’t have the courage. “When you’ve been with somebody so long, you become co-dependent on them, and you’re self-esteem is what they’ve given you now,” Michel’le said.
Elsewhere in the interview, she claims that Dre’s current wife was the producer’s jump-off while they were together… and said she was a gold digger from the start.
“She was the first one to come into his life [and had her eyes on Dre’s money],” Michel’le said. “She came straight from the check. I saw that, and was said, ‘If he can’t see it, I’m not staying around to help him out.’ You just get tired.”
After her relationship with Dre, Michel’le eventually ended up with Suge Knight, whom she says was good to her. “Suge was always protective,” she says.
Watch the entire interview below.