Dr. Dre Discusses Assault Allegations: “I Made Some Fucking Horrible Mistakes”

N.W.A.’s Dr. Dre and Ice Cube will grace the cover of this month’s issue of Rolling Stone, which hits stands this coming Friday. Though their interview isn’t published in full yet, the magazine provided several bulleted quotes that sum up some of the piece’s content.

Dre addressed the time he assaulted TV host Dee Barnes, an incident that Gawker recently published a piece on, because there is absolutely no mention of it in the new N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, and there absolutely should be. He also spoke to recent allegations that he physically abused Michel’le, his ex-fiancée, in the ’90s:

I made some fucking horrible mistakes in my life. 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.

Ice Cube later laughed off N.W.A.’s misogynistic lyricism, which Rolling Stone points out to be only somewhat justified since those lyrics got much worse after Cube left the group. Regardless, his blasé remark is pretty tactless:

If you’re a bitch, you’re probably not going to like us. 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.

Yeah, because the world of womanhood is divided into three groups the “bitches,” the “hos,” and the “upstanding ladies.” Maybe this quote reads better presented in context with the rest of the interview (let’s hope). Cube then provided some astute commentary on the socioeconomic situation that wrought much of N.W.A.’s debut album:

You had to see why we did the music. You know, not just ‘we were young, angry niggas out of South Central,’ but why did we make those kind of records? We were living in the middle of dope dealing, gangbanging, police brutality, fucking Reaganomics, and there was nowhere to escape.

Read the full scoop here, and watch a new (tiny) clip from Straight Outta Compton via Rolling Stone below: