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Dr. Dre Addresses Abuse Accusations With Apology, Apple Releases Supporting Statement

With the recent release of the movie Straight Outta Compton detailing Dr. Dre's hip-hop group N.W.A, unsavory moments from Dre's past were unearthed as critics questioned why the movie didn't cover his abuse towards women. During the 1990s, Dr. Dre was accused of assaulting several women, including his girlfriend at the time Michel'le and television host Dee Barnes.

In response to the allegations, Dr. Dre has given a statement to The New York Times apologizing for his actions and saying he deeply regrets what he did in his youth.

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"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."

He 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."
Dr. Dre has been employed at Apple for the past year, following the company's acquisition of Beats Electronics and Beats Music, created by both Dre and Jimmy Iovine. Apple also gave a statement to The New York Times, supporting Dr. Dre.
"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."
At Apple, Dr. Dre is working on Apple Music alongside Jimmy Iovine. Though he has no specific title, Dre has been involved with Beats 1 radio, hosting his own weekly show called "The Pharmacy" and has released two albums exclusively on Apple Music, including "Compton: A Soundtrack," the official soundtrack of the Straight Outta Compton movie, and "The Chronic," originally released in 1992.

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47 months ago
I'll just get the obvious one out of the way:
Beats by Dre.
Rating: 112 Votes
47 months ago

Most of us have done things we're not proud of, and apparently he's as human as the rest of us. Who would have guessed? It takes a strong man to work to overcome his problems like this. I support this guy. :)

None of the things I'm not proud of approach attempted murder. But you go right ahead and support this idiot.
Rating: 52 Votes
47 months ago
And I'll bet he's not even a real Dr., either.
Rating: 46 Votes
47 months ago

None of the things I'm not proud of approach attempted murder. But you go right ahead and support this idiot.

So you're an ubermensch is what you're saying, right? So, because what he's done wrong is worse than what you've done wrong, he's a bastard. Is that it? If anyone has gone down a road as dark as this guy has, I think it's admirable that he's managed to come out of it and become the man he is today. I don't get the hostility.
Rating: 34 Votes
47 months ago
Sorry what is the point of this guy again?
Rating: 30 Votes
47 months ago
Yeah, Apple's statement on behalf of a rapper. Just something about this is so surreal – in a bad way.
Rating: 30 Votes
47 months ago
Most of us have done things we're not proud of, and apparently he's as human as the rest of us. Who would have guessed? It takes a strong man to work to overcome his problems like this. I support this guy. :)
Rating: 27 Votes
47 months ago

Sorry what is the point of this guy again?


To acquire more wealth, sell overvalued company to spineless CEO, and boast about becoming the first billionaire rapper. ('//www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAV4C8apb5E')

I think that about covers it.
Rating: 25 Votes
47 months ago
Receiving forgiveness in America is easy as long as you are rich and blessed by a socially liberal megacorporation.

Josh Duggar also gave a very contrite apology. How's that working out for him?
Rating: 23 Votes
47 months ago
This is such a sad world we live in. This man did this 25, yes, 25 years ago and people can't forgive him? Smh. He was in his mid 20s. I'm sure we all aren't proud of the foolish and dumb mistakes we made in our 20s.
Rating: 22 Votes

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