Rapper Dr. Dre proudly announced over the weekend that his teen daughter was admitted to the University of Southern California all “on her own.”

Now, he’s getting slammed after it was revealed he made a $70 million donation to the school years ago.

Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, posted about his daughter’s acceptance to USC’s film school amid fallout from “Operation Varsity Blues.”

The large-scale investigation led to the arrest of dozens in relation to a $25 million college admissions scheme, including big names in Hollywood, Dearly reported.

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“Fuller House” actress Lori Loughlin and her husband were arrested for allegedly paying up to $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters admitted to USC.

Actress Felicity Huffman, best known for her role on “Desperate Housewives,” was also arrested. She allegedly paid $15,000 to have a paid proctor correct her daughter’s SAT answers, according to TMZ.

Dre seemed to be taking a jab at the admissions scandal participants when he boasted about his daughter, Truly Young, in a now-deleted Instagram post. He wrote:

My daughter got accepted into USC all on her own. No jail time!!!

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However, Dre deleted the post on Sunday after it was revealed he donated $70 million to the university alongside record producer Jimmy Iovine in 2013.

The donation went toward the creation of the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation, according to People.

Last may, Dre’s daughter posted a photo on Instagram that showed her pouting next to her father. The image was captioned:

Dad pushing me to go to USC.

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But she seemed excited to gain entrance to the elite school. Over the weekend, she wrote on her Instagram story:

ALL MY HARD WORK PAID OFF. I’M GOING TO FILM SCHOOL.

Dre hasn’t spoken out publicly regarding whether or not his donation may have played a role in his daughter’s acceptance to the school.

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5 Replies to “Dr. Dre Gets Backlash for Saying Daughter Got Into USC ‘on Her Own’ — After He Made $70 Million Donation”

  • Anonymous 6 months ago

    I’d say he thought of 70 million reasons to delete his post. It’s been done for centuries, we just live in a different world where everyone is looking for reasons to tear someone down. How many people did he help by donating that school? Kennedy’s bought their way to school and through school. Kennedy bought the presidency for his son. Dre was rich enough to influence his daughters acceptance, so what. This whole thing is just more tearing at people. Look for the good people, look for the good. Those that are found guilty will pay for what they’ve done, let’s move on. There are cures to find, inventions waiting, books to be written. Ignore social media drama, it sucks life out of you.

  • Nitehawk 6 months ago

    MAY the NCAA investigate all these schools, if they are found to be cahoots with the bribery for education scheem, may the sport teams associated with these schoold get a 5 year suspension, may the accreditation get re-examined, may they loose 100X what they recieved in fines and penalties.

    The University I went to had this happen to them, now my BS degree is only worth utilizing in the bathroom, not accepted by the world, after all the work I put into, paying my way and poof all gone.

  • Bella 6 months ago

    Sorry for your experience @Nitehawk. You are correct. Someone at the schools knows this is going on. How about everyone who’s guilty pays the appropriate price. Restitution for parents. Suspensions for sports. Let’s get all the players, not just a few “famous” parents. You do the crime you pay the fine.

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