Dr. Dre’s Father Slams Him: We Have No Relationship
Dr. Dre’s dad is blasting the music mogul, stating they have no relationship.
Theodore Young said in an interview with Page Six,
“I haven’t seen Andre since his grandfather died and I can’t even remember when that was. We have no relationship. My other sons love me. They tell me they love me. But coming from where I come from, most young men like Andre who have a big success don’t give a d— about their dad.”
Theodore Young went on to point out that Dr. Dre (real name Andre Young) was raised by his grandmother. Theodore Young and Dr. Dre’s mother, Verna, went their separate ways shortly after he was born. Verna has previously accused Theodore Young of physical abuse, which he denied.
“His grandmother raised him. His mother and grandmother sprinkled a whole lot of salt on me.”
His comments come as Dr. Dre recovers after suffering a brain aneurysm earlier this month. While hospitalized, he took to Instagram to thank fans for their support.
At the same time, he’s in a heated divorce battle with his estranged wife, Nicole Young, who filed for divorce last year.
In the latest, she detailed incidents where he allegedly assaulted her. She wrote in court documents,
“I have explained in excruciating and painful detail the abuse that Andre has perpetrated against me over our more than 25 year-relationship. Andre held a gun to my head on two occasions, on January 8, 2000 and November 20 2001. Andre has punched me in the head/face on two occasions, in 1999 and on January 8, 2000.”
“Andre kicked down the door to a bedroom in which I was hiding from his rage in 2016. Andre has verbally and emotionally decimated my personhood to the extent that I currently suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome.”
While she confirmed Dr. Dre’s claims that police were never called to their home during their marriage, she also added:
“Andre conspicuously omits the fact that the police were called in approximately September 1995, shortly before our marriage, after he slammed me up against a wall and lifted me off the floor by my neck. During our marriage, I considered calling the police several times but, as I fell deeper into the abusive relationship, my fear of Andre outweighed any confidence I had that the police could help me.”
She then responded to Dr. Dre’s statement that there’s no proof of the abuse.
“First, there is documentary evidence of his abuse which has been produced. Second, I have also offered extensive and painful testimony about Andre’s relentless campaign of abuse and control over me for more than half my life. It is misleading, revolting, and insulting for Andre to suggest that I have not been abused because, as a victim of relentless abuse and isolation, I did not create and maintain a contemporaneous record of the abuse inflicted on me. It is well known and accepted that most victims of domestic violence do not have documentary evidence of their abuse.”
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