Dr. Dre on domestic violence
Dr. Dre has come out to respond and apologize over allegations that he beat women plenty years ago.
The award-winning producer has a history of violence with women, one which new biopic Straight Outta Compton does not address.
Many criticized the film’s decision to ignore that aspect of Dre’s life, and now Dre has come out to publicly acknowledge and respond to them.
“Twenty-five years ago I was a young man drinking too much and in over my head with no real structure in my life,” Dre said in a statement to the New York Times.
“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.”
Apple, who bought Dre’s electronic company, Beats, also released a statement on the allegations.
“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.”