Dr. Dre wants both his critics and fans alike to know that his daughter Truly Young got accepted into the University of Southern California without his help. This comes after reports indicated that the rap icon made a $70 million donation to the school about five years ago.
Dr. Dre recently posted a photo of him alongside his 18-year-old daughter Truly Young holding her acceptance papers into USC. Dre captioned his photo with, “My daughter got accepted into USC all on her own. No jail time!!!”
The post has since been deleted on Dr. Dre’s Instagram account. Even though he appeared to be throwing shade at the parents who were caught bribing schools to help their children get admitted into some of the top universities in the country, critics have pointed out that Dre himself made a hefty donation to USC back in 2014.
According to Deadline, the music mogul made a $70 million donation to the school and even got a building on campus named after him. The school also created an undergraduate program called the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation.
Hollywood actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman both made headlines earlier this month after they were indicted on charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. Loughlin, along with her husband Mosimmo Giannulli, paid up to $500,000 to USC to make sure that their daughters Olivia Jade and Isabella got admitted to the school.
Huffman allegedly schemed to win her daughter additional time to complete her college admissions exam. She reportedly even went as far as to get a fake doctor’s note that said her daughter was diagnosed with a disability so that she could take more time to complete her ACT.
Even though Dr. Dre insists that his daughter made it into college because of all her hard work and dedication, a lot of critics have pointed out that his donation to the school might have helped fast-track her acceptance into USC.
So far Dr. Dre has not made any additional comments about his daughter’s acceptance, or the reason why he deleted his Instagram post. Meanwhile, Loughlin and Huffman are both due back in court on March 29th.