Wednesday 22 March 2017

Dr Dre addresses allegations he physically abused women and apologises for the 'hurt'

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Dr Dre
Dr Dre
Rapper Dr. Dre performs onstage during day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

He has been dogged by rumours for many years that he has been violent to women - but never addressed the subject.

Now, in an interview with the 'New York Times', the rapper finally addressed the allegations - and has said sorry.

INDIO, CA - APRIL 15: Rappers Dr. Dre (L) and Snoop Dogg perform onstage during day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 15: Rappers Dr. Dre (L) and Snoop Dogg perform onstage during day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 15, 2012 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)

Dre's apology comes as film 'Straight Outta Compton' has been deemed a cinematic success.

However, many critics have pointed out that it skirted around serious allegations that the rapper and businessman was violent towards a number of girlfriends, a journalist and a female rapper.

Dr Dre
Dr Dre

A number of these women have spoken out about Dre recently.

In the interview with the respected newspaper, he said: ""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."

He added: "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."

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