Dr. Dre addresses assault allegations in new interview

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This May 15, 2013, file photo shows hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre as he announces a $70 million dollar donation to create the new "Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts and Technology and Business Innovation," at the University of Southern California, in Santa Monica, Calif. Dr. Dre says he will donate his royalties from his new album to the city of Compton for a new performing arts facility. “Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre" will be released Friday, Aug. 7. The album was inspired by the N.W.A. biopic "Straight Outta Compton," in theaters Aug. 14. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

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Following the release of his first album in 16 years, Compton, Dr. Dre is finally coming clean.

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, the hip hop mogul addresses the long-standing accusation that in 1991 he slapped Dee Barnes, a TV personality and one half of the hip-hop duo Body & Soul. He even touches on the more recent reports that he physically abused his ex-fiancée and R&B Divas star Michel’le.

“I made some f—king horrible mistakes in my life,” he admits in the cover story. “I was young, f—king 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—ked up. But I paid for those mistakes, and there’s no way in hell that I will ever make another mistake like that again.”

As for his reputation for being aloof and distant, he shares, “I have social anxiety. I don’t like being in the spotlight, so I made a f—king 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.”

You can check out the full interview in the latest issue of Rolling Stone that hits stands this Friday — the same day the biopic Straight Outta Compton hits theaters.