Dr. Dre Deletes Instagram Post About Daughter’s USC Acceptance After His $70M Donation Resurface
Written by KFAT on March 25, 2019
Fourth Estate Staff
Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Singer and producer Dr. Dre deleted an Instagram post about his daughter’s acceptance into the University of Southern California after receiving backlash for donating $70 million to the school in light of the recent college admissions bribery scandal.
The 54-year-old celebrated his daughter Truly Young’s acceptance into USC on Saturday by sharing a photo of him with his daughter as she held her acceptance letter to the school. In the caption, the hip hop mogul, whose real name is Andre Young, boasted about how her daughter got accepted “all on her own” and that he won’t be facing “jail time” as a parent. His comment was a reference to the college admissions scandal that implicated many rich families who allegedly donated large amounts of money to secure their children’s acceptance into prestigious schools, including USC.
However, many pointed out that in 2013, a couple of years prior to his daughter’s acceptance, Young and fellow music producer Jimmy Iovine gave $70 million to USC to put up the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation, WGNTV reported.
By Sunday afternoon, Young had already deleted the post on Instagram. Dr. Dre has not responded to accusations that his donation paved the way for his daughter’s acceptance into the school.
The college admissions scandal that rocked the entire country involved several people who operated a scheme that would have wealthy parents make payments in the guise of donations to secure a spot for their children in well-known universities, CNN reported. Their methods included cheating on standardized tests or bribing school officials or college coaches to create fake profiles for potential students to have them admitted as athletes even though they’ve never played the particular sport for which they were accepted.
Among the people charged for availing of this scheme include actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman. The schools that were said to have accepted bribes are the University of California, University of Southern California, Stanford University, Georgetown University, University of Texas at Austin, Wake Forest University, and Yale University.
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