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Apple Kills Dr. Dre’s Bio-series “Vital Signs” Over Guns, Orgy….

 

LOS ANGELES, CA – Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has rejected Dr. Dre‘s semi-autobiographical drama series Vital Signs, due to scenes that feature its characters engaging in orgies, doing lines of cocaine and drawing guns, according to the Wall Street Journal.

After viewing the six-episode series featuring Sam Rockwell, Michael K. Williams, and Ian McShane, Cook reportedly told Jimmy Iovine the project was too violent. The scripted series was supposed to be the technology giants first television show.

While Apple has rejected scenes from Dr. Dre, the mogul himself has made moves to have certain scenes from movies concerning his history in the past as well. With his long history of violence against women, Dee Barnes and Michel’le Toussaint are two of Dre’s victims that have had their stories muted in the telling of his story in scenes from Straight Outta Compton. Lifetime’s biopic Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le, a film that details the abuse she endured during their relationship, was met by threats of a lawsuit from the prominent record producer.

Apple is pouring over $1 billion dollars into their venture of creating original streaming content for their platform and are looking to keep everything family-friendly and Dr. Dre is not the only creator who has had content shunned by Apple over “gratuitous sex, profanity, or violence.”

The Wall Street Journal reports M. Night Shyamalan also had his content jilted until crucifixes in the lead characters home were removed and Jennifer Aniston’s show with Reese Witherspoon was also directed to tone down the humor.

Chris Evans, Oprah Winfrey and The Big Sick‘s Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani also have inked deals with Apple for their own original content