Dr. Dre Turns Fifty and Covers AARP Magazine

Courtesy of Time Magazine

Courtesy of Time Magazine

Dr. Dre is on AARP‘s Special Birthday magazine cover. The hip hop mogul just turned 50 years old, and the magazine decided to pay homage to Dre. The mogul was Number 1 on Forbes World’s Highest-Paid Musicians list last year, by generating a revenue of $620 million. Part of the reason Dre skyrocketed to the top of the list, is largely due to his deal $3 billion Beats headphone deal with Apple. The good doctor is also responsible for launching the careers of Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, the Game, and most recently, Justin Mohrle

Dr. Dre was one of the founding members of NWA in 1986, which consisted of Ice Cube, Eazy-E, Arabian Prince, DJ Yella, and MC Ren (joined in 1988). Universal Pictures is currently filming the biopic for the legendary rap group entitled Straight Outta Compton. The film stars Aldis Hodge, Corey Hopkins, and Jason Mitchell, which will hit theaters on August 14th. In January, Suge Knight visited the set of the NWA biopic in order to discuss his role in the film. According to reports, Knight was unhappy with the way he was being portrayed in the biopic. Dre and Knight once worked together at Knight’s Death Row Records. Dre ended up leaving the controversial record label for a lot of reasons, one reason in particular was related to how he was being compensated. Apparently, Knight was told by an unknown source that he was being portrayed in the film in a negative light. Reports stated that Knight went to speak to Dre, but Knight got involved in an altercation with two men. 

Once Knight got in his truck to flee the scene, he ran over the two men he was arguing with. One of the men died, and the other man was taken to hospital for life-threatening injuries. Earlier this month, Knight was charged with murder attempted murder, hit-and-run resulting in death, and hit-and-run resulting in injury. Knight’s trial has been delayed a few times, because of the mogul’s health issues. One report stated that Knight passed out in court, after suffering from a panic attack. Just recently, Knight was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance when he claimed he was having severe stomach pains. Sources have reported that Knight’s stomach pains are related to when he was shot six times last year. In 2014, Knight was shot several times while he was attending a MTV Video Music Awards after party hosted by Chris Brown. 

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Brillion Williams is an avid entertainment writer, particularly in the realm of music, sports, television, and film. Williams first started writing professionally as the founder and editor of Brillion-A-Million.