Dr. Dre Throws Shade at the College Admissions Scandal


High grades, beaming letters of recommendation, and a couple million dollars: apparently, these items can get you into any elite university nowadays. Over the past few weeks, dozens of celebrities have been exposed for cheating, lying, and bribing to get their children into elite schools like the University of Southern California and Yale University. In an attempt to throw shade at these scandals, rapper Dr. Dre took to Instagram on Saturday, March 23rd to boast about his daughter’s acceptance into the USC “all on her own”….only to later be exposed to have donated $70 million to the college.

Dr. Dre’s Instagram post seemed to be a harmless appreciation of his daughter’s acceptance into USC. Dre can be seen smiling while his daughter, Truly Young, holds her certificate of admission. The caption reads, “My daughter got accepted into USC all on her own. No jail time!!!” The caption expressed contempt for the recent college admissions scandal involving celebrities like Lori Loughlin, who allegedly paid $500,000 to admit her daughter Olivia into USC.

To make the situation worse, TMZ dug up a post from Truly that suggests that she really doesn’t want to go to USC and that her father was pushing her to apply. It seemed that Dr. Dre really wanted to show off but forgot that he himself donated a lot of money to the school, which could have swayed the college admissions. USC even has a college named after him: The Jimmy lovine and Andre Young Academy of Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation. None of this indicated that Truly didn’t get into the school with her own merits, or that her father’s donation was not completely above board. However, any teenager would know how this would look if her father had done this for her. After facing thousands of comments online, the rapper deleted his controversial Instagram post.

THS senior Alexios Avrassoglou, who was accepted into USC fairly, reacted to this post: “Following my acceptance, I was lightheartedly met with inquiries into how much I paid to get in or whether I would enjoying my rowing career in Southern California. I am proud to be accepted to this prestigious institution and look forward to visiting once again.”