N.W.A Rapper Dr. Dre Apologizes For Assaulting Multiple Women
|N.W.A Rapper Dr. Dre Apologizes For Assaulting Multiple Women|
The hip-hop mogul is finally speaking out on allegations that he physically abused women.
In a statement to Reports, Dre apologized to “the women I’ve hurt” and insists that he’s changed.
“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.”
Dre’s statement continued:
“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.
In addition to Barnes, Reports spoke with two other woman who said they were abused by Dr. Dre: R&B singer Michel’le and Tairrie B, a rapper who shared a label with Dre in the late 1980s.
Michel'le stated :
“I’ve been talking about my abuse for many, many years, but it has not gotten any ears until now,” said Michel’le, who was romantically involved with Dr. Dre from the late-’80s until the mid-’90s. (They have an adult son.)
During that time, she said, he was often physically abusive, hitting her with a closed fist and leaving “black eyes, a cracked rib and scars.” Michel’le said she never pressed charges because, “We don’t get that kind of education in my culture.”
“I stood up to him, and I didn’t back down,” she told the Times.
“He kept saying, ‘If you say one more word to me ...” Then, she said, “he punched me right in the mouth and again in the eye.”
Tarrie B also declined to press charges, saying, “there’s no excuse, but this was a different time.” She also said Eazy-E, the then-owner of Ruthless Records and a member of NWA with Dre, took care of her “in certain ways to be quiet.”