Dr. Dre took a dig at Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, but was promptly shut down by some very observant fans.
The rapper recently took to social media to brag about his daughter being accepted in USC with “no jail time” for him, referencing the recent college admissions scam which saw about 50 people, including parents and college officials, arrested for unfairly getting students admitted into top universities. Among those people were actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman who paid hundreds of thousands to get their kids admitted to college.
In a now-deleted Instagram post, the rapper, whose real name is Andre Young brags about his 18-year-old daughter Truly getting accepted into the University of Southern California (USC) with no one’s help. “My daughter got accepted into USC all on her own,” he wrote. “No jail time!!!”
Truly also shared a close-up picture of herself to her Instagram story which read: “All my work paid off. I’m going to film school.”
But despite both their claims of Truly making this achievement “on her own”, some fans were less than convinced. That’s because back in 2013, Dre and record producer Jimmy Iovine made a hefty $70 million donation to the university and established the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation.
According to the official website, the academy’s aim is to “nurture unbridled creativity at the intersection of four essential areas: arts and design; engineering and computer science; business and venture management; and communication.”
So, despite Dre’s high and mighty stance, fans are probably not to be blamed if they think that the huge donation might have had something to do with Truly’s admission to the elite university.
One of Truly’s followers commented, “CONGRATS!!!! BUT. Obviously, your dad and uncle jimmy’s donation helped a lot….? just saying?” as another added, “Except that daddy built a hall on the campus. I guess that couldn’t possibly have had anything to do with it.”
Either way, congratulations to Truly!