It’s a pretty big month for Dr Dre.
He’s just released a new album, which is being met with rave reviews. A movie about him, in part, is riding high at the top of the box office. Apple, a company for which he works, recently dedicated an entire branch of its new streaming music platforms to the company he founded.
But with extra attention comes extra scrutiny, and all this talk about Dre has led to some of the abusive episodes of his past coming to the forefront.
Now, for the first time, Apple has addressed its exec’s past.
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.
Ok, well, kind of.
Dre himself offered a lengthier response to criticisms that the film Straight Outta Compton glosses over his violent past – particularly that involving women.
Dre issued an apology to “the women I’ve 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,” said Dre. “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.”
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