Dr. Dre is apologizing for his abusive past that was most recently brought to light following the release of the N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton.
In a statement to the NY Times, the rapper opens up about physically abusing women in the past. “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,” he said.
The rapper continued, “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.”
Dre 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.”
Earlier this week, it was made aware that Straight Outta Compton omitted information regarding Dre’s violent past, including the 1991 incident when he assaulted TV host Dee Barnes, as well as giving his nineties girlfriend Michel’le “black eyes, a cracked rib and scars.”
“I’ve been talking about my abuse for many, many years, but it has not gotten any ears until now,” Michel’le said during a recent interview with NY Times.