Hip Hop Journalist Dee Barnes Reveals That She’s Homeless
It’s been a rough couple of years Dee Barnes. The former rapper and journalist, who infamously accused Dr. Dre of beating and dragging her back in 1991, recently revealed that she is now officially homeless. In an interview with HipHopDx, Barnes shared,
“I had never asked for public help before, but I then remembered a long time ago while I was going through the assault trial in 1991 people were sending me checks for my legal fees. I never cashed any of them — not one — but knowing I had that support kept me strong enough to continue to face each court date. Right now, I am officially homeless. My goal with the campaign is to regain stability, which is imperative for survivors of any trauma.”
Dee, who became the first female hip-hop journalist to have a broadcast television show, created a GoFundMe asking folks to help her with her then pending eviction.
The account reads:
“Standing in our own truth not the definitions or the expectations is powerful, and this is my TRUTH…Yes, I did post the link to my PayPal, CashApp and GooglePay accounts asking for help because I am in the process of being evicted. This page was created as an emergency fund to stop the process and the subsequent legal fees. Even though I am facing extreme financial hardship, I keep my head up.”
So far, the GoFundMe has exceeded the $5,000 mark with a current total of $7,316. Prayers up for you, sis! If you wish to donate to the cause, you can do so here.