Dr. Dre has decided to address the criticism over allegations that he had physically abused women in the past. The star apologized and claimed that he much regretted his past behavior. This regrettable behavior that Dre talked about occurred over 25 years ago. Since, the famous rapper has been a changed man, focusing on his businesses and his family life.
“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,” the famous rapper claimed according to the New York Times.
“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,” he went on to explain.
The criticism emerged now along with the release of the biopic Straight Outta Compton, which does not talk about such incidents. In fact, this made two women, Dee Barnes and Michel’le, talk about what has happened to them.
Michel’le claimed that she was beat up by Dre during the time when they were dating, the pair being together for about six years. The woman was upset that this story was not included, although it was openly acknowledged. On the other hand, Dee Barnes was involved in a legal battle against Dre, over an assault. The case was settled and Dre served two years’ probation.
The fact that Dre admitted and apologized for what he did, even more so as he proved to be a changed man, has also been appreciated by the star’s employer, Apple. The famous tech giant issued a statement, defending Dre and appreciating him as the person he had become. “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,” the statement said.