Since the successful release of F. Gary Gray, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre’s film “Straight Outta Compton,” the story of N.W.A. has resurfaced in media across the world. While the movie surpassed box office expectations, many moviegoers thought their were important pieces of their controversial history left out, especially Dr. Dre’s violent past.
Years ago, Dr. Dre was accused of physically assaulting artist Tarrie B., journalist Dee Barnes and his former girlfriend Miche’le.
Today, in an exclusive interview with The New York Times, Dr. Dre and Apple released a statement.
“Twenty-five years ago I was a young man drinking too much and in over my head with no real structure in my life. However, none of this is an excuse for what I did. I’ve been married for 19 years and every day I’m working to be a better man for my family, seeking guidance along the way. I’m doing everything I can so I never resemble that man again. I apologize to the women I’ve hurt. I deeply regret what I did and know that it has forever impacted all of our lives.”
“Dre has apologized for the mistakes he’s made in the past and he’s said that he’s not the same person that he was 25 years ago. We believe his sincerity and after working with him for a year and a half, we have every reason to believe that he has changed.”
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