Today is the premiere of the gangsta rap group N.W.A.s biopic, Straight Outta Compton. N.W.A ushered in the era of gangsta rap and their lyrics was chock full of violence, self-hatred, and anti-black misogyny. This film has both it’s fans and critics. I am not a fan and will not be spending my money to see a movie glorifying black self-hatred, violence and misogynoir. While the film will portray how the group exposes police brutality against black people, most of the group’s dark history of self-hatred, violence, and misogynoir will not be portrayed to protect the image of the group’s violent, misogynoiristic, self-hating Negroes. Many excuse this film as being” history” and “art” many WILL NOT excuse the group’s well-documented glorification of black self-hatred, violence and misogynoir and make sure that we remember what this group really stood for.
N.W.A. portrayed Black people as violent, anti-woman, self-hating savages. Black men are portrayed as self-hating violent, misogynioristic thugs and Black Women were portrayed as hoes and thots. The members, especially Dr. Dre, were known to live the very life that they promoted. Their portrayal of Black Men also portrayed Black Men unempathetic and uncaring of themselves and their people whereas the worth of Black Women are devalued. In 1991, Dre assaulted a Black Woman journalist named Denise Barnes. He kicked and punched her then attempting to throw her down the stairs. As a result Ms. Barnes ended up in the emergency room. Dre never denied the assault. He NEVER apologized and the group defended Dre’s despicable actions.
Ex-girlfriends Michel’le and Tairrie B. have also gone on record revealing abuse at his hands. None of these incidents are mentioned in the movie. I expect this movie to do well at the box office. Many will go see this movie, including many Negro people who don’t mind supporting the degradation of the Black Race. It’s just sad and pathetic. However, for those of us who know better I say that we continue to move forward and NEVER let these Negroes forget that the group’s dark history WILL LIVE ON IN MEMORY no matter how pretty a picture is painted to cover the groups notorious history of self-hatred, violence, and misogynoir.