Dr. Dre‘s had a pretty good year, but sometimes, you gotta face old demons.
The N.W.A biopic Ã¢â¬ÅStraight Outta Compton,Ã¢â¬Â topped the box office last week with a $56.1 million opening, but lots of people are saying that the film glosses over N.W.A’s rampant misogyny and ignores allegations- including criminal charges- that Dr. Dre physically abused women.
He doesn’t deny it- in fact, Dre confronted them on Friday in a statement to The New York Times:
Ã¢â¬ÅTwenty-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. IÃ¢â¬â¢ve been married for 19 years and every day IÃ¢â¬â¢m working to be a better man for my family, seeking guidance along the way. IÃ¢â¬â¢m doing everything I can so I never resemble that man again.Ã¢â¬Â
He added: Ã¢â¬ÅI apologize to the women IÃ¢â¬â¢ve hurt. I deeply regret what I did and know that it has forever impacted all of our lives.Ã¢â¬Â
Apple, where Dr. Dre, 50, now works as a top consultant, also issued a statement:
Ã¢â¬ÅDre has apologized for the mistakes heÃ¢â¬â¢s made in the past and heÃ¢â¬â¢s said that heÃ¢â¬â¢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.Ã¢â¬Â
(Via The New York Times)
Have you seen Straight Outta Compton? What do YOU Think?