Going from the streets of Compton to the Apple boardroom, Dr. Dre is the embodiment of the American Dream.
However, he has recently encountered criticism after people called him out for bragging about his daughter’s admission to a prestigious university.
Find out why people aren’t having any of his attempts at humble bragging.
In a now-deleted recent Instagram post, the 54-year-old business magnate wrote about how his daughter, Truly Young, got accepted into the prestigious University of Southern California (USC).
But that wasn’t what got his fans riled up. It was his comment about how Truly got into the school without any help from him so he won’t have to go to jail.
The caption is a jab to the recent college admissions bribery scandal that has been the subject of extensive news coverage and police investigations. One of the prominent schools at the center of all this is USC.
After getting tons of backlash in the post’s comment section, Dr. Dre took the photo down.
While the father and daughter are not involved in the bribery scandal, netizens called out his hypocrisy due to the fact that he once donated millions of dollars to the school.
The practice of affluent parents giving hefty ‘donations’ to help their kids get into exclusive universities is an open secret that people are accusing Dr. Dre of doing.
While this isn’t counted as bribery and is therefore legal, netizens believe that his daughter’s admission to the university was helped by this donation rather than her own efforts.
Still, there are those who defend the musician saying that his donation has also helped a lot of students. But they still maintain that bragging was definitely in poor taste given the circumstances of Truly’s admission to the school.
Dr. Dre’s deleted Instagram post sought to comment on the controversy that fellow celebrities Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin.
The two are currently taking the heat and facing criminal charges after it was found that they paid proctors and coaches to help their children get admitted into prestigious universities.
Loughlin, best known for starring in the 90s comedy series Full House, allegedly bribed the USC rowing team coach with $500,000 to get her two daughters, Olivia and Isabella, accepted to the school through a sports scholarship.
Meanwhile, Huffman is accused of paying a proctor $15,000 to raise her daughter’s SAT scores.
Huffman and Loughlin are currently both out on bail and are awaiting their respective days in court.