The same week Dr. Dre announces an apology for his history of abusing women, Dr. Dre saw a massive drop in album sales in it’s second week.
According to Hits Daily Double, the album, Compton, sold only 42,732 copies this week, down a whopping 85 percent from the 286,000 copies sold in the week of its release.
The album, the rappers third solo outing and first new album in over 15 years, was announced on his Beats 1 radio show The Pharmacy earlier this month. It was released exclusively on iTunes and Apple Music on Aug. 7, tied to the premiere of Universals NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton.
The drop in sales comes the same week the rap billionare, whose real name is Andre Young, issued an apology for his history of abusing women.
Twenty-five years ago I was a young man drinking too much and in over my head with no real structure in my life, Young said in a statement to the New York Times. However, none of this is an excuse for what I did.
Ive been married for 19 years and every day Im working to be a better man for my family, seeking guidance along the way, he continued. Im doing everything I can so I never resemble that man again. I apologize to the women Ive hurt. I deeply regret what I did and know that it has forever impacted all of our lives.
Meanwhile, the movie Straight Outta Compton is only increasing in the box office. The movie earned $100 million this weekend and is the number one movie for the second week in a row.