In 1991, Dr. Dre assaulted Dee Barnes at a music industry event in Los Angeles. Barnes was the host of the video show Pump It Up! Dr. Dre and N.W.A were upset with Barnes because an episode of Pump It Up! featuring N.W.A also included an interview with Ice Cube, who had left the group. Barnes brought a lawsuit against Dre, which was settled out of court.
“I made some fucking horrible mistakes in my life,” Dre says. “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.”
Dr. Dre’s career is depicted in the forthcoming Straight Outta Compton movie, which is scheduled be released in theaters Friday (August 14),
Elsewhere in the interview, Ice Cube denounces criticism regarding claims that the group’s music is misogynistic.
“If you’re a bitch, you’re probably not going to like us,” he says. “If you’re a ho, you probably don’t like us. If you’re not a ho or a bitch, don’t be jumping to the defense of these despicable females. Just like I shouldn’t be jumping to the defense of no punks or no cowards or no slimy son of a bitches that’s men. I never understood why an upstanding lady would even think we’re talking about her.”
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