In a post to his official Instagram account, music mogul and entrepreneur Dr. Dre beamed in a picture he shared of himself and his daughter, who was recently accepted to the University of Southern California. The post also contained an apparent reference to the college admissions cheating scandal that has recently dominated the headlines.
“My daughter got accepted into USC all on her own,” Dre wrote in the Saturday post.
“No jail time!!!” he added.
As The Hill points out, Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, is a prolific donor when it comes to education.
Dre, who is from Compton, has made multiple donations to schools in southern California, including a $10 million donation to Compton High School for a performing arts complex in 2017 and $70 million to USC to create a new arts and technology academy in 2013.
But Dre wants the world to know that his daughter did it all on her own.
Earlier this month, actress Lori Loughlin and her husband fashion designer J. Mossimo Giannulli were charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud after she and her husband paid $500,000 to give their children an unfair advantage in getting accepted to USC.
Actress Felicity Huffman was also charged. According to prosecutors, she she disguised a $15,000 bribe as a charity donation in an attempt to have someone doctor her daughter’s SAT scores by filling in the correct answers that she missed. When her daughter took the test, she scored a 1420 — a 400 point improvement from the last time she took it.
Loughlin, Huffman, and other defendants charged in the case are due to appear in court on April 3.
Dr. Dre has had second thoughts about the post and has taken it down, with some people speculating that his prior $70 million donation to the school helped his daughter, whose name is Truly Young, get accepted. While there’s no direct evidence that the post’s deletion had anything to do with Dre not wanting to be lumped in with the likes of Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, some outlets are asking uncomfortable questions.
Making matters worse, on Monday TMZ excavated a post from Truly that seems to suggest she actually didn’t want to attend USC, saying that her father was pushing her to attend the school.
None of this indicates that Truly was not accepted to USC entirely on her own merits, or that Dre’s contribution was not completely above board. However, anyone with a teenaged daughter will understand the doghouse Dre is presumably in at the moment.
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