I apologise to the women I've hurt: Dr Dre

Rapper Dr Dre has issued an apology to all the women he hurt in the past.

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 22, 2015, 11:06 AM IST
I apologise to the women I've hurt: Dr Dre

Los Angeles: Rapper Dr Dre has issued an apology to all the women he hurt in the past.

The 50-year-old rap mogul issued a statement in response to allegations that he was physically violent towards a number of women, reported Ace Showbiz.

Since the release of "Straight Outta Compton", the biopic which focuses on his and the rest of NWA's rise to prominence, Dre's past relationships with women have come under scrutiny.

Dre's former girlfriend, singer Michel'le, accused him of physically assaulting her during the course of their relationship from 1990 to 1996.

Dre was also convicted of assaulting a female journalist, Dee Barnes, in 1991. A third woman, Tairrie B, has accused Dre of assaulting her at a Grammys after party in 1990 after she wrote a song which included lyrics which were critical of Dre.

Since the film's release, both Michel'le and Barnes have issued statements about their experiences with Dre.

Dre has been forced to respond and, after decades of refusing to answer direct questions about the allegations, he issued a statement. "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," Dre said.

"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 apologise to the women I've hurt. I deeply regret what I did and know that it has forever impacted all of our lives."

This is not the first time 50-year-old Dre has expressed his regret at his record of violence against women. Speaking in an interview with Rolling Stone last week, Dre did not apologise for his past actions but admitted he had made some "horrible" mistakes in his past and that he was "young" and "stupid".