Dr. Dre Says He Suffers From Social Anxiety, Explains Scrapped “Detox”

By Staff  |  08/13/2015

Dr. Dre

With the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton in theaters this Friday (August 14), Dr. Dre sat down with Rolling Stone to discuss the group and himself.

In addition to addressing past abuse allegations, he also revealed why he's such as recluse. Apparently, Dre suffers from social anxiety.

"I have social anxiety," he tells the mag. "I don't like being in the spotlight, so I made a f*cking weird career choice. 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," Dre said.

He also addressed the long awaited Detox album, which he recently said was scrapped.

"I had between 20 and 40 songs for Detox, and I just couldn't feel it," Dre explains. Usually I can hear the sequence of an album as I'm going, but I wasn't able to do that. I wasn't feeling it in my gut. So I really thought I was done being an artist."