Dr. Dre has been one of the biggest figures in hip-hop for over two decades even though he is not always in the spotlight. No matter the rumor surrounding the Aftermath CEO, he remained quiet. In the latest issue of Rolling Stone, where he shares the cover with Ice Cube, Dre opens up about past allegations of abuse against two women, former Death Row songstress Michel’e and TV personality Dee Barnes.
“I made some f—–g horrible mistakes in my life,” Dre said. “I was young, f—–g 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—d up. But I paid for those mistakes, and there’s no way in hell that I will ever make another mistake like that again.”
The west coast beatsmith also revealed the reason behind him shying away from the spotlight.
“I have social anxiety,” he says. “I don’t like being in the spotlight, so I made a fucking weird career choice.” He laughs. “That’s the reason for my mystique and why I’m so secluded and why everybody knows nothing about me. I think it added to the character in the movie because people get a chance to see behind the curtain.”
The issue hits newsstands on Monday, Aug. 17th.