Dr. Dre has apologized for his past habit of beating up women in the wake of the box office success of his movie Straight Outta Compton – a biopic about the formation of his hip-hop group N.W.A.
Dre’s movie has been criticized for failing to showcase his well-known violent past with women in his life. Soon after the movie was released, some of his victims – hip-hop journalist Dee Barnes, RnB singer and former girlfriend Michel’le, and former label mate Tairrie B all spoke out again against the rap mogul.
So in a statement to the New York Times on Friday, Dre said, ‘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.’
He finished with, ‘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.’