Dr. Dre hopes to in some way right his wrongs in a new statement where he apologizes to the women that he “has hurt.”
“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. 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.”
The statement, from the New York Times, comes as mounting protest commentary come after the success of “Straight Outta Compton,” a movie that has been a smash hit at the box office.
It also fails to mention the highly publicized beating of Dee Barnes, a rapper turned journalist. Also, his ex Michel’le has publicly claimed he abused her.