Since the release of the hit film “Straight Outta Compton,” the rapper-music mogul has been the target of accusations about his past.
While not addressing specific allegations, he told the New York Times, “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 apologize to the women I’ve hurt. I deeply regret what I did.”
Sources said the furor was a concern for Apple, which bought his Beats empire last year for $3 billion, made him an exec, and doesn’t need a scandal to affect Apple Music.
The article says Dre issued the apology to the newspaper (and not the music press) because “the uproar was threatening not only his reputation, but also his business dealings.” Apple said, “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.”