Dr. Dre's Apology
After being criticized for leaving out NWA's history of violence against women in 'Straight Out Of Compton,' Dr. Dre released a statement to the New York Times, apologizing to all the women he abused, claiming he's not the same person he was 25 years ago.
This seems like a huge step in the right direction, until you realize the biggest difference between 25-year-old Dr. Dre and 50-year-old Dr. Dre (besides WA now standing for "With AARP") is he just signed a billion-dollar deal with Apple.
Releasing this short statement is the least he can do to apologize.
Dr. Dre has so much money, he could buy The New York Times and turn every issue into an apology to one of the women he assaulted.
Call it "Dr. Dre Presents: The Times....I Fucked Up."
Throw an Apple logo on it and boom, not only do you spread awareness on how to not be a monster, you also make the newspaper industry relevant again.
It is good to see Dr. Dre apologizing, but is he really taking responsibility for his actions? In his statement, Dr. Dre says they aren't excuses for his actions, but he blames his abusive relationships with women on drinking too much and having no life structure, which makes complete sense, because whenever you see a drunk homeless person, they're always beating up women.
If all Dr. Dre feels responsible to do is release a statement, he should at least treat it like his music by keeping it real, "I'm sorry. When I was 25, I was an asshole. I didn't respect women, and I had no idea that in 25 years, a huge corporation might stop giving me billions of dollars if I don't address this."