Straight Outta Compton is a film that told a story that many of us have known for a while but pulled us even closer to the events of the "World's Most Dangerous Group". Everyone has written articles on what was left out (such as the group's attitude towards women) but I would like to talk about what made it into the film.
Specifically I would like to discuss the events towards the end of the film involving Eazy-E being on his death bed due to complications with HIV. The events that were shown in these scene were very accurate for the most part. But one scene in particular, in fact one of the films most important scenes never actually took place and i believe was inserted as a personal heartfelt goodbye from Andre Young to Eric Wright.
In the scene Dr. Dre walks into the hospital (after talks with Eric to get the group back together minus asshole and thief manager Jerry Heller) to talk with his friend only to find him unable to speak to him due to having fallen into a coma. He sits there with his lifelong friend crying and telling him about all of the tracks he has ready to go for that new dope NWA shit they're gonna record. He doesn't quite say goodbye but he is there for his friend at his bedside to essentially see him off.
But that is not how it actually happened...
Dr. Dre has said for a long time that one of his biggest regrets in his life was never getting the chance to see Eazy in the hospital before he passed. It is my belief that after years of regret when propositioned with this film he made it a stipulation that his character gets to see Eazy in the hospital no matter if it is accurate or not. In a sense he righted a wrong that has always been in the back of his mind. Now I knew going into the movie that he never got to say goodbye so seeing that scene really touched my heart in a big way and had tears running down my face. I just felt the need to write this as an article so that people who don't know the truth realize what it is. I am not pointing out an inaccuracy to discredit the filmmakers I just think everyone should know how touching that scene really was in the scheme of things.
RIP EAZY-E. YOU REALLY CHANGED THE WORLD AND HELPED AWARENESS FOR HIV/AIDS!
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