Dr. Dre wrote that his daughter Truly was accepted to the University of Southern California "all on her own" on Saturday. Given the college admissions scandal that's still making headlines, this was a strange brag — the school literally has a building named after him.
"My daughter got accepted into USC all on her own. No jail time!!!" Dre wrote in a since-deleted Instagram post. Presumably, it was deleted because people quickly pointed out a $70 million donation he made to the school with executive Jimmy Iovine in 2013, which funded the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation. (Dr. Dre's legal name is Andre Young.)
Dre is technically correct - his bribe was legal
— Fletcher Cocquyt (@Cocquyt) March 24, 2019
I love that twitter changed my mood to “that’s awesome Dr. Dre!” to “oh he shady af”
— Ezra Caraveo (@Ezra_Caraveo) March 24, 2019
"on her own" ummmmmmmmmmmmm
— peezky weezky (@Peezkyweezky) March 24, 2019
Of course, making donations to a school is not illegal — and it's definitely not paying $500,000 to make your kid a fake crew recruit. (Why commit crimes when there's a technically legal way to get what you want, Lori Loughlin?) But as we continue to talk about parents leveraging their wealth and influence in a way that ultimately helps their kids get admitted, it's worth keeping in mind.