Dr. Dre‘s had a pretty good year, but sometimes, you gotta face old demons.
The N.W.A biopic “Straight Outta Compton,” 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:
“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 added: “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, where Dr. Dre, 50, now works as a top consultant, also issued a statement:
“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.”
(Via The New York Times)
Have you seen Straight Outta Compton? What do YOU Think?