UniversalDr. Dre is everywhere right now, especially with his N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton opening this Friday. The hip-hop mogul, alongside Ice Cube, graces the cover of Rollingstone’s last issue, in which he opens up about his music and controversies.
Despite releasing his Compton album last week, fans are still wondering why he isn’t releasing his long-awaited Detox LP.
“I had between 20 and 40 songs for Detox, and I just couldn’t feel it,” Dre tells the mag. “Usually I can hear the sequence of an album as I’m going, but I wasn’t able to do that. I wasn’t feeling it in my gut. So I really thought I was done being an artist.”
For those who have gotten an advanced viewing of the biopic, critics have also called out Dre for seemingly glazing over his physical altercations with women, include the 1991 incident when he allegedly assaulted TV host Dee Barnes, as well as rumors that he abused his former girlfriend, the singer Michel’le.
“I made some fucking horrible mistakes in my life,” says Dre. “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.”
You can read the full interview online now.
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