The NWA biopic “Straight Outta Compton” has gained some critical success in the past week since its opening.
Now that the hit biopic “Straight Outta Compton” is shining a light on the breakthrough rap group N.W.A., a part of Dr. Dre’s past has also been brought in that spotlight.
However, Apple, where Dr. Dre now works as a consultant, is standing by the rapper.
“I apologize to the women I’ve hurt”.
Dr. Dre (Andre Young) is a founding member of N.W.A. and one of the most influential music producers of his generation. He has worked with the biggest names in hip-hop: Snoop Dogg, Tupac, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and many others. While the filmmakers have defended the decision, the controversy has finally forced Dr. Dre to directly address the multiple assaults he was accused of and charged with in his life, including the notorious assault of television host Dee Barnes. “My head does ring and it hurts, exactly in the same spot every time where he smashed my head against the wall”. Next thing I know, I’m down on the ground and he’s kicking me in the ribs and stamping on my fingers. I would move out for three or four months and come back. “I don’t really think it’s a honest apology”, she said in a BBC interview. As time went by, he began to deny that anything violent occurred, according to Gawker.
Dr Dre’s representatives said he would not comment beyond the statement sent exclusively to The New York Times.
Among the victims is his ex-girlfriend Michel’le, who was not impressed by Dre’s gesture.
“When I was sitting there in the theater, and the movie’s timeline skipped by my attack without a glance, I was like, ‘Uhhh, what happened?”, she wrote.
“I had to cover two or three black eyes for my videos, and one of the make-up ladies – she said you’ve got to stop letting him beat you“.
“However, none of this is an excuse for what I did”.
He said he has been married for 19 years and is “working to be a better man for my family, seeking guidance along the way”. He said he’s paid for it and will never “make another mistake like that again”.