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First Look: Lifetime Releases Teaser for Michel’le Biopic, Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le


N.W.A. in 1991; Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesLifetime has released the first teaser for the upcoming Michel’le biopic, Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le.

The biopic, set to air in October, follows the life of Michel’le Toussaint and her rise to fame as the “First Lady of Ruthless Records.” In the twenty-second promo, Michel’le’s tumultuous relationship with N.W.A.‘s Dr. Dre and former Ruthless Record’s C.E.O.  

Suge Knight is shown as the teaser proclaims, “Behind the men who changed hip-hop is the woman who knows the truth.”

The movie comes after the Straight Outta Compton release in 2015, which received criticism for not addressing Dr. Dre’s abuse of Michel’le and hip-hop journalist Dee Barnes.

Michel’le was discovered as a teenager by N.W.A.’s Eazy-E and released her self-titled debut album in 1998 on Ruthless Records, featuring her top-ten single, “”No More Lies.”

Surving Compton: Dre, Suge and Michel’le premieres Saturday, October 15 at 8 p.m. on Lifetime. 

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