Rap icon Dr. Dre has deleted an Instagram post bragging about how his daughter got into the University of Southern California "on her own" after critics pointed out that he had previously donated $70 million to the school.
Riffing on the recent scandal in which multiple celebrities were busted for bribing colleges to accept their underqualified students, Dre took to Instagram to post about his own daughter's academic accomplishment.
"My daughter got accepted into USC all on her own. No jail time!!!" he posted, along with a photo of himself and his daughter, posing with what appears to be her college acceptance letter from USC.
USC is one of the schools implicated in the admissions scam, along with Stanford, UCLA, Georgetown, the University of San Diego, the University of Texas at Austin, Wake Forest, and Yale. The FBI arrested 46 of the defendants named in the class action lawsuit, including actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman.
Dr. Dre on Instagram: “My daughter got accepted into USC all on her own. No jail time!!!” https://t.co/sU6sLIZdfQ— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@Yashar Ali 🐘)1553393077.0
But, while his daughter may very well have been qualified to get into that school, there was more to the story that Dre's snarky post had left out. Dre and producer Jimmy Iovine had given USC $70 million in 2013 to fund the Jimmy Lovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation (Andre Young is Dr. Dre's legal name).
Dre's donation was completely legal, but it undermined his quip about his daughter getting accepted into college "on her own." After social media users called him out on this, he took the post down. His daughter also took down a similar post.
Forbes estimated Dr. Dre's net worth at around $770 million in 2018, ranking him third (behind only P. Diddy and Jay-Z) out of "Hip-Hop's Wealthiest Artists" for that year.