Veteran rap journalist Dee Barnes, formerly the host of the hip-hop TV news program Pump It Up!, is ...
Dee Barnes Addresses Dr. Dre Assault & 'Straight Outta Compton' Omission
Veteran rap journalist Dee Barnes, formerly the host of the hip-hop TV news program Pump It Up!, is finally addressing criticism of Straight Outta Compton for the film's omission of Dr. Dre's assault on her at an L.A. release party in 1991. In an essay published at Gawker this afternoon, Barnes reveals that F. Gary Gray, the director of Straight Outta Compton, was the cameraman for the incendiary Pump It Up! interview of Ice Cube that provoked Dr. Dre's assault.
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