With N.W.A.’s “Straight Outta Compton” hitting theaters this weekend, we’ve been getting a good dosage of Ice Cube and Dr. Dre. The duo participated in a revealing sit down with Rolling Stone, and touched base on a wide variety of topics. The famed publication teased their upcoming cover story featuring both N.W.A. stars with a snippet. In the short appetizer, Dr. Dre touches base on two very personal topics: his domestic abuse history and the Detox album that never was. Check out the quotes below.
“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.”
Dre addresses the 1991 incident when he assaulted TV host Dee Barnes, as well as recent charges of physical abuse by his Nineties girlfriend Michel’le.
“I made some f*cking horrible mistakes in my life,” says Dre. “I was young, f*cking 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*cked up. But I paid for those mistakes, and there’s no way in hell that I will ever make another mistake like that again.”
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I can’t believe Dr. Dre had that many songs done for “Detox…”