Did You Miss It?! Dr. Dre Apologizes To “The Women I’ve Hurt”

Published: Saturday 22nd Aug 2015 by David

Dr. Dre has something to share.

As his movie ‘Straight Outta Compton’ continues to rock and roll atop box offices worldwide the mogul has used this time to step forward to apologise to the women he assaulted before turning his life around.

His words below…

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

Dre published the message above in The New York Times years after the mother one of his children (the singer Michel’le) came forward to reveal he had been physically abusive towards her during their relationship.

His words were joined by a statement from his  business partners at Apple who shared:

Dre has apologized for the mistakes he’s made in the past and he’s said that he’s not the same person that he was 25 years ago. We believe his sincerity and after working with him for a year and a half, we have every reason to believe that he has changed.


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  1. Molly #September4thSurprise August 22, 2015

    He’s so lucky he didn’t get the Chris Brown treatment smh #coward

    • Arianator Barb August 22, 2015

      how the f***/why the f*** he bounced back, I’ll never understand

  2. Arianator Barb August 22, 2015

    I don’t know how to feel about this. It’s hard because I grew up listening and loving his music, I still do almost every day. He was a hood hero to me, a n**** just like us that made it and made classics that became part of our lives. It’s been so long, but it’s still so wrong… idk

  3. flawda August 22, 2015

    People are allowed to make mistakes and grow from them. Michel’le and D Barnes timing seem disingenuous imo. They seem to be trying to gain attention of Dre’s recent success.

    I could see if this domestic violence was a reoccurring issue that is still happening.

    • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig August 22, 2015

      If it was a case of them wanting to sabotage him they could have done it years ago, and stopped Beats by Dre from ever blowing up.
      These allegations have always been with Dre, it’s just that Apple obviously didn’t do enough research on him before partnering. These women are completely at liberty to talk about it when they want to, and Dre is lawyering up as we speak.

      • flawda August 22, 2015

        Why would they say something back then. He didn’t get that Apple money yet. You don’t think for one second these women aren’t salty his career has gone on and they are irrelevant to the public.

        Dr Dre hasn’t face any allegations of domestic violence since the early 90s. It’s been 20 years since, why is this still an issue?

        People make mistakes. I know i wouldn’t want to be judged off the worst things i’ve done and my whole life being based off that.

      • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig August 22, 2015

        The allegations were abundant, in fact all it would take is a simple google search on Apple’s end to find out.”Salty” isn’t the word to describe a victim who is speaking out on their truths. As I’ve mentioned before Michel’le has covered up for Dre before, specifically when she was in the hospital with a broken nose and lied about the cause.

        Beats have been out for 10 years have they not? Dre’s value as a producer has made him a millionaire 3 decades, am I right? So if they were out for his money or publicity they could have had that years ago.
        *Of course people make mistakes, but we all know that his empire may be at risk because of this… the media do not like to see Black men grow and overcome their mistakes, and it’s not fair.

    • TheUltimate August 22, 2015

      Why shouldn’t these women continue to speak out? Dee said to this day she still get migraines as a result of Dre beating her. So why should he get the luxury of putting that incident in the past when she has to live with it every day?

      If he was so apologetic, why couldn’t say “Dee Barnes, I’m sorry”? Saying “I apologize to the women I’ve hurt” is something you’d say if you accidentally steeped on someone’s foot, not when you purposefully beat the daylights out of a woman.

  4. AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig August 22, 2015

    Perhaps come up with a less ironic title than ‘did you miss it?’ TGJ, because more often than not we’ve already got the tea and y’all are the ones who are late. Just a thought!

  5. bonbon August 22, 2015

    Now, can we get Chris Stokes and Marques Houston to apologize for Molesting Omarion, Lil Fizz and Raz B and Bow WoW

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