Dr. Dre Opens Up About Dee Barnes & Detox In Rolling Stone

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As the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton inches closer and closer to release, Dr. Dre has opened up in more ways than one; he released Compton: A Soundtrack, his first album in 16 years, last week to a huge reaction from the music world, and now he’s opening up to Rolling Stone about two of the most talked-about points of his career:  his since scrapped third album Detox – which he claims to have made 20-40 songs for – and his checkered history of domestic abuse towards women like Dee Barnes and former girlfriend Michel’le. Check out some of his quips below:

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On domestic abuse charges:

“I made some fucking horrible mistakes in my life,” says Dre. “I was young, fucking 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 fucked up. But I paid for those mistakes, and there’s no way in hell that I will ever make another mistake like that again.”

On why Detox was scrapped:

“I had between 20 and 40 songs for Detox, and I just couldn’t feel it. 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.”


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