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Apple defends Dr Dre after he apologizes to 'women I've hurt'

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Heartfelt soul-searching or damage limitation?

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What kind of Dr is he impersonating?

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Dre's nothing but a two-bit opportunistic thug. He's gotten his fame and wealth off the backs of others. If he owes anyone an apology, its the estate and family of Eazy-E....

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Beats is costing Apple more and more...

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I prefer to see the best in people, so I'll take his apologies at face value and wish him all the best moving forward.

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Pretty lame Dre and Apple, no excuses.

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Pretty lame Dre and Apple, no excuses.

Lame? No excuses? Dre says himself he's not making excuses.

Why is unacceptable to you that someone, at the age of 50, looks back on his younger stupider self and apologizes unreservedly?

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At least he apologized instead of expressing his "deep sorrow" or some similar.

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Aah, N.W.A... from a time when Hip Hop was still listenable!

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Aah, N.W.A... from a time when Hip Hop was still listenable!

Hear hear!

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descendent: Let me rephrase, apple the richest company in the world, Dre with 3 billion in his pocket, say's sorry? how about putting you money were you mouth is? Yeah we were all young and stupid but I never beat on a woman ever, lame apology.

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Dre with 3 billion in his pocket

No, actually. His net worth is $700 million. He didn't get $3 billion from Apple for the sale of Beats. He got around $450 million. But that's not the point.

Let me rephrase, apple the richest company in the world, Dre with [a lot of money] in his pocket, say's sorry?

Soooo... Let me see if I get your rational correctly: If a person has no money to speak of and apologizes unreservedly for past misdeeds, you'd accept the apology at face value. But if a person apologizes unreservedly, but happens to have money, then the apology is instantly suspect? Why?

Yeah we were all young and stupid but I never beat on a woman ever, lame apology.

What would you prefer? Public flogging? Maybe a good ol' fashioned stoning?

how about putting you money were you mouth is?

Ahhh, I see. So your moral outrage is mitigated by dollar signs. If he pays money, then his apology is worth something, literally and figuratively.

But wait. Isn't your entire argument based on the premise that by virtue of having money, his argument is suspect? But wait, wouldn't your logic also mean that apologies that come from peple without money are inherently meaningless since they aren't backed by monetary payouts...? D'oh! I'm so confused!

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LFRAgain: No money doesn't buy you beatings are you crazy. Just saying it's a weak apology to say, as money means so much to these players they should hand it some of it over to these "woman" as a form of saying sorry.

There are also some things unforgiveable, beating on woman is one. I'll continue to not buy apple or beats products, not that I wanted to buy them before this :)

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A vague apology is not really an apology. Not that he needs to apologize to me or you, but he needs to clearly state what he did wrong to the people he wronged or its half baked.

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From "Straight out of Compton" to "Straight out of Beverly Hills"?

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Must bash Apple for this, hurr durr.

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Does this have something to do with his collaboration with Bill Cosby?

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If this did not time with the Abe superb apology, but beaten down by Korea and China once again, this would not be news.

@skinnee: Bill Cosby, Bing Crosby...has nothing to do with any of them.

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Look at the person he is today not in 1991. He's said many times how he's changed. Our society is too critical. What gives me or anyone else the right to judge this guy? Are you the court system or police? Should we look in your closet for things to hold you accountable for?

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"Beating on a woman is unforgivable" ......there are a ton of things that make someone else a victim. when you steal something from someone...you have no idea how much it took in personal sacrifice to obtain. It hurts, especially if you meant that object for a loved one. When you hurt someone with words and belittle someone for who they are or what they are about..the pain can last far longer than a punch to the head...when you use someone who really loved you or respected you and walk away.....deeper pain....people kill themselves over pain deeper than a hit.

When you are younger and less eveolved as a thinking educated human you do stupid things with less forthought than today (if you've matured). When I was a kid I hit my sister. The pain I caused myself lasted years because I will never forget the pain and dissappointment she felt. None of us know the man DRE as a father, a husband, a family man...we just know his image. He hasn't been in and out of jail or in and out of trouble compared to so many famous people. So why can't we believe he has changed? Unforgivable? Many of us vote once again for politicians who has hurt far more people...or support those who have used others for years. Yet you say what he did is unforgivable. Don't be a hypocrite. He is a human with feelings and kids. And every dad thinks about what he did when he has a vulnerable daughter to raise. He may not be perfect but chances are in the same situation again he wouldn't punch out his wife. Unless you know mere about his life than he does, you don't have to beleive him or forgive him. But one day we will all be in a position to want forgiveness. When someone says no....see how you feel then.

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Unless you know mere about his life than he does, you don't have to beleive him or forgive him.

But that doesn't allow people to pretend to be perfect on the internet, and critical of everyone and everything! If people started thinking this way, JT would be a totally different site.

...oh, actually that would be a good thing.

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Is this some kind of a sick joke? For Apple to stand up for this scum, speaks volumes. Dre and his crew did untold damage to the fabric of American values. A whole generation was infected by his poisonous rap and mindset. He is the lowest common denominator of black American who should never have been celebrated, in the first place. Yet, it's folks like him that gave America a big black eye. Hollywood, and by extension, Apple, should be ashamed of themselves.

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One of the beautiful things in life is that we all can change.

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But one day we will all be in a position to want forgiveness. When someone says no....see how you feel then.

You know, somebody recently contacted me to ask my forgiveness for past wrongdoings (not physical, but very hurtful), and I just couldn't bring myself to give it. It was obvious he was only trying to make himself feel better, and earn brownie points for his AA program. I really wish he'd just left me alone. I wonder if that's how those women felt about Dre.

Michel'le! Always loved her squeaky voice.

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The company (Apple) believed in the rapper’s sincerity.

That's like the 'techie' version of 'turning the other cheek', I am sure, somewhere in the apple store there's an app for that.....

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Are Apple that believing that they'll play 'F. tha Police!' from overhead speakers in Apple Stores?

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Too many apple fans on this site.

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Too many apple fans on this site.

Seriously?! That's your response? I hate Apple devices. Can't stand the things. But I am capable of separating my feelings for a particular company and its products from my feelings about giving people who make an effort to apologize sincerely.

Apparently you aren't, since you seem to be intimating one needs to not be a fan of Apple in order to see your point.

I don't like Apple and I still think you're wrong.

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LFRAgain: Cool, you have your opinion and I have mine.

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Fair enough.

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