Little known about Michel’le
Known for her high pitch voice Michel’le was part of the glorious times at Death Row Records. Signed under Eazy-E’s Ruthless Records she released chart topping R&B songs such as “Something In My Heart” as well as “No More Lies” respectively. Michel’le and Dr. Dre married and had a baby boy named Marcel in 1990.
After Dr Dre and Eazy-E fallout, Michel’le signed under Death Row Records with most of other Ruthless Records artists. Michel’le was an R&B voice in a hardcore rap environment such as Death Row Records. She featured in most songs such Tupac’s Run the Streets, Dogg Pound and many more.
When Dr Dre left Death Row Records to establish Aftermath, Michel’le remained behind. Later she married Suge Knight and they had a baby girl named Bailei.
Michel’le’s surviving Compton reveals abuse
It seems like life was never rosy for Michel’le during her relationship with both Dr Dre and Suge Knight. In her biopic she reveals gruesome abuse she endured in both relationships. Death Row Records seemed like an environment that could not accommodate women. It is hard to imagine how a female artist could have kept it together in such environment.
Testimony to such views Michel’le’s biopic shows that female artists were subjected to abuse at Death Row Records. However this is not unique to Death Row Records alone, the entertainment industry demands more from female entertainers compared to their male counterparts. To the point where a female artist need to sleep with someone in power for her career to flourish.
To female artists: remember that you are much more valuable as an individual before fame. Knowing who you are will help you not compromise and trade who you are for fame. Celebrity status comes and goes, make sure that after all lights and screams, who you are remains intact.
Michel’le married two of the biggest music bosses in the world, a decision that left her bruised and broken. She can hardly put pieces of her life together right now. Both her ex husbands nowhere to help piece her life together. One in the penitentiary and another in a Mansion in Long Beach.