Dr. Dre Issues Apology to Women He Abused in His Past

Following heavy criticism of the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton for leaving out Dr. Dre‘s abusive history with women, Dre has issued a statement.

His apology was given to the New York Times and can be read in its entirety below.

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.

Apple (who currently work with Dre) also released their own 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

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