Dr. Dre, former N.W.A rap group member, producer, and entrepreneur, is trying to maintain his reign as the self-proclaimed "first billionaire in hip-hop" by doing some damage control on his women-beating past. On Friday, Dre released a statement to the New York Times attempting to apologize for his misdeeds against women.
The musical biopic Straight Outta Compton directed by F. Gary Gray tells the story of the rise of the West Coast rap group N.W.A (Niggas Wit’ Attitude) and its members Ice Cube, Eazy E, Dr. Dre, DJ Yella and MC Ren. While the film was highly anticipated and well received at the box office, pulling in over $60 million in its opening weekend, its exemption of the women the rap group used and abused on their way to the top of the charts has not been winning rave reviews. We’ve rounded up 5 female events left out of the rap
After TMZ revealed that photos of a beaten and bruised Rihanna circulating on the web were fake, the site posted an exclusive photo of Rihanna reportedly taken after the alleged beating by Chris Brown.
The photo shows Rihanna, who is recognizable from the tattoo on her left shoulder that reads the roman numerals 11-4-1986, with swollen lips, bruised eyes and contusions on both sides of her forehead.
TMZ calls the shocking photo "The Face of a Battered Woman."
Chris Brown, 19, finally addressed his recent arrest in connection to the alleged attack on girlfriend Rihanna, 20.
Brown offered an apology and denied posting any updates on Facebook -referring to allegations in the press that he had changeed his relationship status to 'single' and written 'You'll begin to see her true colours. Believe it!'
In a statement issued on Sunday Brown says:
"Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired. I am seeking the counseling of my pastor, my mother and other loved ones and I am committed, with God's help, to emerging a better person.
"Much of what has been speculated or reported on blogs and/or reported in the media is wrong.
"While I would like to be able to talk about this more, until the legal issues are resolved, this is all I can say except that I have not written any messages or made any posts to Facebook, on blogs or any place else.
"Those posts or writings under my name are frauds."