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.
“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!!!
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.
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.