Dr. Dre Apologizes to ‘the women I’ve hurt’…
Everyone know that the movie “Straight Outta Compton” was released this past weekend and made over $40 million in opening day. Well, the successful movie opened up some wounds of the women that were allegedly assaulted by Dr. Dre and others in the past.
According to the NYTimes:
In interviews with The Times this week, the women at the center of the allegations — the hip-hop journalist Dee Barnes; Michel’le, an R&B singer and Dr. Dre’s former girlfriend; and Tairrie B, a onetime labelmate — spoke about the abuse and about how social media had helped them connect and spread their stories.
“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.”
She added, “Opening up and finding out there were other women like me gave me the power to speak up.”
Tairrie B, a.k.a Tairrie B. Murphy, said that Dr. Dre punched her twice in the face at a Grammys after-party in 1990 after she recorded a track insulting him.
She connected with Ms. Barnes through Facebook last year. “I said, ‘Hey girl, I think we have something in common, and we’ve never talked about it,’ ” Ms. Murphy said.
Ms. Barnes recalled being brought to tears by that message and a subsequent hourslong phone conversation with Ms. Murphy. Both women were writing memoirs — Ms. Barnes’s is tentatively titled “Music, Myth and Misogyny” — but did not expect to wage a public campaign against Dr. Dre, she said.
“The initial conversation was like group therapy, to heal our wounds,” Ms. Barnes said.
Dr. Dre released a statement with Rolling Stones Magazine:
“I made some f**king horrible mistakes in my life. I was young , f ** king stupid. I would say all the allegations aren’t true – some of them are.
“Those are some of the things that I would like to take back. It was really f**ked up. But I paid for those mistakes, and there’s no way in hell that I will ever make another mistake like that again.”
It takes a man to admit when they are wrong, and to take full responsibly of their doing. Do not get me wrong, what he did was absolutely unacceptable, however it was 25 years ago. What do you think he should do now?