Legendary rapper Dr. Dre took to Instagram on Sunday, March 24, to share a doting dad moment with his followers — and it quickly turned into a bit of a fiasco. Dre (real name: Andre Romelle Young) celebrated his daughter Truly Young‘s acceptance into the University of Southern California (USC) and he threw a little shade at the parents who were involved in the college admissions scam, but he later deleted the post after getting backlash from fans who discredited Truly’s acceptance because Dre had previously donated money to the school.
“My daughter got accepted in USC all on her own. No jail time!!!” the 54-year-old gushed in the caption of a photo featuring him and his 18-year-old daughter smiling wide as she held up her certificate of admission. His post has since been deleted.
Truly also took to her own Instagram page to gush over her big achievement. “All my hard work paid off. I’m going to film school,” she wrote on her Instagram Story. “I’m really just the happiest girl in the world.” Her posts have also been deleted.
The “Forgot About Dre” rapper seemed to throw shade at actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman who were indicted on March 12, along with dozens of other parents, for their alleged participation in a nationwide college admissions scam. According to the court documents obtained by In Touch, Lori, 54, and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, allegedly “agreed to pay bribes totaling 500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters [20-year-old daughter Isabella and 19-year-old daughter Olivia] designated as recruits to the USC crew team — despite the fact that they did not participate in crew — thereby facilitating their admission to USC.”
Meanwhile, Felicity, 56, and her husband, William H. Macy, allegedly “made a purported charitable contribution of $15,000 to KWF to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her oldest daughter,” 18-year-old Sofia. Both actresses were arrested and later released on bail, and they are currently awaiting their respective court dates on April 3.
But Dre’s fans remembered that he and his longtime collaborator Jimmy Iovine donated $70 million to USC in 2013 to establish the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation, the Los Angeles Times reported at the time. Many fans felt it was misleading for Dre to say his daughter got into the prestigious school on her own accord because of Dre’s previous donation.
“Wait @drdre she got in ‘on her own,’ but you happen to have a program named after you at USC … ” one fan wrote, and another commented, “All on her own? These schools know which students have rich/famous parents. I’m sure they knew about your donation. Why would they turn down a kid who’s dad donated $70 million?”
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