Apparently, there is such a thing as too soon. After Dr. Dre’s daughter was accepted to the University of Southern California, he posted a picture with her to his Instagram with the caption “My daughter got accepted into USC all on her own. No jail time!!!” That would have been a sick burn, pointed at this month’s big college admission scandal, if the shadow of the $70 million he donated to USC weren’t very clearly hanging over it.
Alongside music mogul Jimmy Irvine, Dre donated $70 million six years ago to fund the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young (Dre’s real Name) Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation. Though there’s no confirmed connection between the donation and his daughter’s acceptance, the joke was less than a good look, because we don’t throw stones in Full Glass Houses.
The post comes just a few weeks after an FBI raid that resulted in the arrest of 50 people in a college acceptance scam ring. Full House actress Lori Loughlin and Desperate Housewives actress Felicity Huffman were both arrested and released on bond. The story called out the long-running issue of how elite universities accept students, particularly through legacy programs and athletics. Naturally, one of the universities most central to the investigation was the University of Southern California, where Loughlin and her husband allegedly paid for their daughters’ admission.
While there’s no reason to believe that Dre had any involvement in the ring, it’s probably ill advised to chime in when one of the schools in question has your name on one of its most newest buildings. The original post is now deleted, but the image of Dre and his daughter lives on through screenshots, because the internet. Moving forward, perhaps just take the W, because money talks, even when your daughter accomplishes success on her own.