‘Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le’: Meet the Cast of Lifetime’s New Movie

A year after F. Gary Gray's Straight Outta Compton became a box office sensation and earned an Oscar nomination, Lifetime is hoping audiences are interested in another part of the N.W.A./Ruthless Records story. Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel'le is a new made-for-TV movie that focuses on the relationship between Dr. Dre and singer Michel'le Toussaint. The film debuted on Saturday, October 15 at 8 p.m. ET and was followed by a documentary on Toussaint's career.

Since the film alleges that Dr. Dre abused Michel'le, who is the mother of one of his children, it has faced a legal challenge from Dre. On October 9, TMZ reported that he sent Sony Pictures TV a cease and desist letter, threatening to sue if it aired. Toussaint told TMZ that what the film depicts is true.

Surviving Compton was directed by Janice Cooke (UnREAL) and written by Dianne Houston (Take the Lead). Click through for a look at the main cast of the film. (Getty)

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Wow! This movie was way better than other Lifetime movies. Great acting. Michel’le story appears to be a true account of what happened to her. I feel so bad that she had to go through pure Hell with that monster.


Oh, heck yeah! This movie was captivating and the acting from everyone involved was on point. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Dr. Dre is a very BAD man and I hope he gets what he put out, magnified by 10 in this lifetime. Punk bitch is right.


Dang who knew Michel’le was making such great music while going through that much hell!


That was a good album! I hated she had to go through so much abuse!


I’m so sorry, Keosha. Please, whatever you can do to remove yourself from the situation, do it before it’s too late.


I thought the exact same thing. Although the abuse is over, I totally feel for what she went through.

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