Dr Dre was more than happy to take on the role of proud parent as he gloated about his daughter being accepted into college with ‘no jail time’ on his behalf.
The rapper took to Instagram to write about his daughter’s achievements, and managed to take a dig at some other famous parents while he was at it.
Earlier this month, actors Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, along with 48 others, were charged in relation to a massive bribery scam which involved some of the most elite universities in the US.
According to TMZ, court records revealed some wealthy parents have allegedly handed over huge bribes – as much as a whopping $6 million – to have their children accepted into schools such as Yale, Stanford, Georgetown, and the University of Southern California.
The alleged scam was reportedly uncovered when authorities found a California businessman who ran an operation which helped students get into the university of their choice.
Authorities explained parents would pay the man a predetermined amount, which he would then send to one of the school’s administrators or athletic coaches.
Athletic coaches would make a fake profile to list the student as an athlete, while administrators would hire someone else to take the student’s exams, or correct their answers.
Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, was clearly over the moon to have his daughter accepted to the University of Southern California (USC) in a moral and lawful way, as he posed alongside 18-year-old Truly and the school’s acceptance letter.
He captioned the photo:
My daughter got accepted into USC all on her own. No jail time!!!
Truly shared the picture with a similar caption, and many fans were quick to compliment her achievement. However, some pointed out that while her dad might not have given the school a sneaky bribe, he wasn’t entirely off the hook.
A few years ago, the rapper teamed up with record producer Jimmy Iovine to found the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy.
According to the Academy’s website, it ‘nurture[s] unbridled creativity at the intersection of four essential areas: arts and design; engineering and computer science; business and venture management; and communication.’
There’s a hall on USC’s campus named after the pair, so it’s clear Dre has some impact at the school. It’s possible he pulled some strings, though the rapper seems adamant Truly earned the place alone.
One of Truly’s followers commented:
CONGRATS!!!! BUT. Obviously your dad and uncle jimmy’s donation helped a lot….? just saying? Hahahaha
While another added:
Except that daddy built a hall on the campus. I guess that couldn’t possibly have had anything to do with it LOL
Either way, I suppose at least Dre’s donation to the school is beneficial to other students, rather than solely for the advantage of his daughter.
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Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.