Dr. Dre’s daughter got into USC six years after he donated $70 million to USC


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Dr. Dre posted this Instagram over the weekend, but he deleted it about a day later. The photo is of Dre and his 18-year-old daughter Truly Young (Dre’s real name is Andre Young) with her college admissions sheet for USC. Dre posted the Instagram with the message “My daughter got accepted into USC all on her own. No jail time!!!” A funny joke about how so many well-to-do-parents were caught up in a scheme to pay thousands – if not hundreds of thousands – of dollars to get their kids into college. And it’s true, Dre didn’t bribe anyone or commit fraud or anything like that. But this is what he did do:

Record producer Dr. Dre and his long time business partner, Jimmy Iovine, are in search of the next Steve Jobs. That why these music industry heavyweights, also founders of the hugely popular Beats Headphone brand, have donated $70 million to the University of Southern California to create a degree that blends business, marketing, product development, design and liberal arts, reports the New York Times.

Dr. Dre and Iovine, whose Beats Headphones technology rakes in $1 billion annually, liken their gift to an investment in the next young technology and business innovators.

“I feel like this is the biggest, most exciting and probably the most important thing that I’ve done in my career, Dr. Dre said in an interview with the Times. Details of the four-year program, named the “U.S.C. Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation,” are still being hammered out. In fall 2014, the first class will consist of 25 students, selected for their academic achievement and their ability for “original thought,” the university said. The curriculum will include a project called “the Garage,” in which seniors will be required to create a business prototype.

[From Black Enterprise]

That $70 million donation was made in 2013, so it was not a direct and obvious quid pro quo to get his daughter into college. Dre clearly believes in giving back, and I think the $70 million donation was given in good faith, or as one of many larger plays for Dre’s legacy. But yeah, of course his daughter got admission to the same college where he donated $70 million. I mean, of course. It’s just “legal bribery” within the college admissions world. Anyway, Truly probably won’t even benefit scholastically from her dad’s donation – she’s entering USC’s film program.

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  1. Clare says:

    Wealthy white folks have been doing this for generations – making huge donations to institutions and then their children being accepted there – so I’m not mad at him.

    It is, however, a bit rich for him to make snarky posts referencing the scammers and his kid getting into USC after donating $70 million. Either these people completely lack any self awareness, or they think we, the plebs, are stupid.

    Should have just left well enough alone – I feel bad for his daughter.

    • Rae says:

      Ditto. I can see why he deleted it.

    • Renee2 says:

      Naw,

      Don’t feel bad for his kid. She’ll still end going there and I’m sure that this controversy will just be a small blip on her overall life. At any rate, she can wipe away her tears with thousand dollar bills.

    • minx says:

      That was pretty stupid of him to brag about her admission.

    • otaku fairy... says:

      I don’t have a problem with this. It’s not the same as what Lori and Felicity did not only because it’s legal, but because it doesn’t involve being dishonest to get something you want.

      • TabithaStevens says:

        She benefited from his ‘gift’ to the university. Why is this different from what the other wealthy people are doing?

      • I rarely comment but... says:

        There is really no way to know that his donation was directly linked to her admission. She could be brilliant and have excellent grades. We don’t know anything about her.

      • Rando says:

        I agree. This was playing the game even though it is a crooked game. The others in the news were cheating at a crooked game. Not the same.

      • Michelle says:

        Legality excuses it, huh? That’s really hypocritical. It’s still rich stomping on the poor. And then he bragged that it was due to ability and not a bribe.

      • QuidProQuo says:

        It’s already been established that donations ARE a QPQ, because ALL students benefit: different from cheating/lying/bribing. Strange he stated publicly “daughter got in all on her own”. She did not, so “why”?

    • isabelle says:

      Rich people are going to act like rich people, no matter the skin color. Rich is rich. There are few consequences and mostly rewards.

    • Mash says:

      woooow they blogosphere works quick to tear down black and brown ppl i see….LOL

      so black instagram was all over this and we laughed and rejoiced at his caption … like AHAHHAAHAH crazy rich white folks so lazy they cant even get their kids to cooperate and be present in their bough out school and theyre going DOWN. ALSO the fact that a black man has enough wealth to be able to create a scholarship or grant fund is amazing….

      there is a CLEAR difference between wealth and influence for the good and what those whiteladies did… so nah dont try to stomp on their (him and his daughter’s) parade

      The daughter had the same caption, her page is lit and she diff should be there she seems super bright and quirky.

  2. Tweetime says:

    So while I think it’s disgusting to donate to a school to get your underachieving kid in (ahem, Kushners), I’m actually okay with this.
    It was six years ago, it was given to create a program that aligns with his business and interests (as opposed to a random building with his name on it), and I can see how his kid would end up wanting to go to a university that her dad has theoretically had a positive working relationship with.
    The optics aren’t perfect, but I think this is legitimate.

    • Swack says:

      Even though it was 6 years ago the donation probably had a part in getting his daughter in. Did it play a major part – probably not. But if she was on the edge of admission or no admission it could have pushed her to the side of admission.

      • STRIPE says:

        I have to preface everything I am about to say with: I do not know this girl so I have no concept as to how hard she worked or how smart she is. She may have gotten in no matter who her dad was.

        That being said I disagree that it was not a huge part of her getting in just because the donation was 7 years ago. Someone from my high school with no business getting into USC got in because her grandparents donated enough to have wing named after them decades prior.

        As long as Dre’s name is on a school at the university, his family will be getting in.

      • Swack says:

        @Stripe, I do not know the girl either and was giving her the benefit of the doubt. USC is probably looking for another huge donation now that she is in. Maybe they should have shown her transcript instead of the acceptance letter.

      • CheckThatPrivilege says:

        Agreed that his donation surely had a huge part in her getting in — there’s no way her application wasn’t flagged and placed into a special category for consideration. And, yes, anyone who’s got the academic achievement to get in regardless of parental pull should proudly wave that transcript!

        I have far less of a problem (and none if there’s nothing shady) with Dre’s type of donation than I do of the insidious academic donations described in investigative-journo Jane Mayer’s book, Dark Money.

      • noway says:

        USC isn’t that University of Spoiled Children, and yes that nickname has been around for decades. A good chunk of kids going to USC are there because of their parent’s money and power. Sorry I’ve looked at almost every kid who went there for years thinking parent’s must be loaded, and she’ll have to deal with that too, but who cares she gets an education. Hardly, the worst thing in life.

        Now parents stop vicariously living through your kids. It’s getting crazy!!! Dr. Dre please stop it. Your kids don’t like being your social media bragging items and guess what neither do the rest of us.

    • Lucy2 says:

      I agree, this is something that benefits the school and other students, not just a ring of cheaters, and was long enough ago that it doesn’t seem like payment for her at acceptance. Surely they would not have rejected her after that, but hopefully she is a good student and will make the most of her college education.
      He definitely should not have snarked on the others though, he could’ve kept quiet, but now she’s got a spotlight on her.

    • Millenial says:

      I’m sorry, but there’s no “time lapse” when it comes to large donations and getting your kids into college. Whether it was a year ago or thirty years ago, if you donated $70 million to a school, your kids, and your grandkids for that matter, are all shooting to the top of the acceptance list. That’s how it works. This isn’t magically “acceptable” because it was six years ago.

      • Tweetime says:

        Oh, I totally agree that this would definitely tip the scale toward her getting admitted, I’m in no way arguing that her admission had nothing to do with it.
        My point is that I don’t think it was an intentional method to get her admitted on his part.
        Is she not allowed to want to go to a school just because seven years ago her dad made an enormous donation?
        I think this is moreso a conversation about shitty admissions policies that would prioritize a student whose parent has financially contributed in the past, not one about bribery on the part of the parent (in this case).

      • TabithaStevens says:

        Yes, he intentionally donated to the school so his kids could get in at a later date. He is a business man – he was ahead of the game.

  3. Renee2 says:

    Dre believes in giving back??? Maybe he should have donated that 70 mil to a shelter for abused women, or he should have properly compensated that woman he beat the shit out of while his bodyguard held people back. Nevermind all of the disenfranchised Black youth in Compton and in other parts of the United States. He could have donated this money to a HCBU or to Black Lives Matter.

    Perhaps he’s done these things already, I doubt it but I haven’t googled him. I’m sorry, I just hate this guy and think he’s trash.

    • Devon says:

      Well said!

    • Shrute’s beet farm says:

      Yeah, I’ve been waiting for the Dre backlash for awhile because he’s a known woman beater, but it hasn’t come. It seems we are okay with writing off actors and directors, but when it comes to people in music they get pass after pass. See: R Kelly and MJ.

      • BlueSky says:

        When the victim is a WOC the abuser will always get a pass. The rap industry is hyper misogynistic and full of toxic masculinity. The industry has made millions off the disrespect of the women they claim to love so him getting a pass does not surprise me.

      • Michelle says:

        Don’t forget Tupac.

    • Silas Marner says:

      That story is what I think about when I see a picture of him. He hurt that woman viciously and without remorse. It is horrific.

    • runcmc says:

      He gave $10million to a high school in Compton. He deserves derision and backlash for beating a woman (this is the first I’ve heard of it and I believe you) but to criticize someone without doing a 2 second google search to see if your critique is accurate? It took me no time at all to find that huge donation. We can cancel him without adding inaccurate stuff.

    • Nestea says:

      I can’t stand the guy, but I just googled him and he apparently gave 10 million dollars to New Compton Highschool in 2017. So there’s that at least.

      • WTF says:

        I think we have to be careful about how much we read into these “charitable” donations. Yes, it is great that he donated to a school in Compton. However, let’s not forget that many uber wealthy people make regular donations to offset their tax liability. The more money you make, the more you are willing to donate.
        I created a charity for a professional athlete, that was worth considerably less than Dre and he ‘donated’ $4M to his charity purely as a write-off.

      • TabithaStevens says:

        Perhaps he donated money to repair his reputation as a woman beater?

    • ByTheSea says:

      Dre has been trash for most of his career. That being said, perhaps he donated to USC to create a path for kids of color into careers they normally would not be invited into. Can’t fault him for that. That coupled with the donation to an underprivileged high school could create a pipeline that will pay it forward for generations.

    • Muffy says:

      I was glad that the Dr Dre documentary touched on (and featured an interview with) Dee Barnes:

      >The Defiant Ones doesn’t flinch from controversy: Dre talks about the time he assaulted journalist Dee Barnes (“I was outta my fuckin’ mind at the time”) https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/tv-features/the-defiant-ones-dr-dre-and-jimmy-iovines-wild-adventure-195006/

    • otaku fairy... says:

      THIS.

    • noway says:

      Yes he has given to a lot of charities including to build a performing arts center in Compton, plus Parkinsons, Alzheimer’s. He’s actually quite charitable. Granted it doesn’t change anything he has done, but at least a good portion of his money is going to good causes.

  4. Kittycat says:

    So Dr. Dre donated a ton of money that could have been used to support the black community.

  5. HK9 says:

    What he did was perfectly legal and above board. You can quibble about where he could have given this money but it’s his money and he can do as he likes with it-I have no problems with this.

    • Giddy says:

      Also, every college needs wealthy alums and other donors to support their programs. I would imagine that most (all?) colleges in the country would have been happy to accept his donation, knowing that he had a daughter coming up who might want to attend their school. If this kind of quid pro quo is outlawed, tuitions will go up and wonderful programs will be lost.

      • Crystal says:

        What is this, common sense?! Unfortunately it’s not so common anymore. For every person who attended college or hopes to attend or hopes for their children to attend, these institutions RELY on major gifts to fund programs. They need major benefactors. It’s not a difficult concept. Do people seriously think that USC (or any school for that matter) should turn away the children of major benefactors? Get real, they want to keep that person/ family donating- admission for one student is the least they could do for a $70 million donation. These kids aren’t “taking” a more deserving students place, their families are CREATING programs and amenities for thousands of students. Also, what I’m stating is completely different than the fake rowing team admission, which is terrible.

      • Michelle says:

        Every college needs wealthy alums? Where’s the tuition going then?

    • TabithaStevens says:

      But his daughter still benefited from his donation to USC. And their are flashing signs.

  6. Lala11_7 says:

    Dr. Dre and the words “good faith”…are two thangs that USUALLY…don’t go together!

  7. Ain’tNoTelling says:

    While I wholeheartedly agree that Dre was or perhaps still is a man who has beaten, women, we don’t know if he has or hasn’t donated to programs helping the African American community, & more importantly, we don’t know whether or not his daughter merits acceptance into USC based on her academic achievements. I think that it’s really important to make that distinction in this case, because she might have truly worked her butt off to get in ( no pun intended by using “truly”, though it works).

    I have friends who came from money, who worked their butts off to get into USC and NYU Film. And I know they did the work, because we were all working quite diligently in order to go to the schools of our choice. I did not go into film, however, some of them did.

    A donation does not mean the kids of the parents who make that donation, did not individually merit the acceptance.

    All of that being said, there are obviously people out there who did not make the grade, & got into Harvard (Kushner comes to mind), as well as Donald Trump, & some of his kids. And from what I understand, the one child of his that did put in the effort to get into college, was Ivanka. I may dislike her, but that doesn’t mean she didn’t have the skills, intelligence, & commitment to get in.

    We cannot assume that each & every child who got into a top tier school, got in because of their wealthy parents. Some parents actually require that their kids work as hard as they did, in order to make it into college.

    70M is a lot of money, & I strongly suspect that part of that is allocated to full fledged scholarships. Dre & Iovine actually did a good thing here, & we shouldn’t be completely dismissive of their desire to create new academic opportunities for kids who want to pursue specific & integrated disciplines.

    And yes, I would like to see him make a sizable donation to a battered women’s shelter, or build one, and staff it, from the ground up.

    • Crystal says:

      Amen!!

    • noway says:

      Love the comment, but I’m going to quibble about two things. First, Dr. Dre has given a lot to the African American community, specifically in Compton where he grew up. He is funding a performing arts center there, plus other charitable donations which help the community. There are websites which give the amounts rich people give to charities.

      Second Ivanka, not saying she didn’t put some effort into school, and certainly more than her brothers and husband. My understanding is she was only marginally better than her brothers, but the one who excels is Tiffany. She apparently was Dean’s List at Penn, and then got into Georgetown Law. I think it’s harder to fake Dean’s List they publish it, and trust us if Trump was Dean’s list we would have all heard about it. This is the only thing he brags about with Tiffany. She still probably got a Trump rich white girl boost, but she still had to work hard. Of course she is the kid who had the least contact with Donald, and still does.

    • TabithaStevens says:

      How do you know that Jared Kushner did not get into Harvard based on academic merit? I will say that the donation that Dr. Dre gave to USC did not hurt his daughter’s chances of getting into the school one bit and they both know it.

      • Ain’tNoTelling says:

        @TabithaStevens, I’ve read that Kushner was a “C” student while in high school, & that his teachers and staff were surprised that he got into Harvard.

        @noway, you’re correct, & I believe I mistook Ivanka for Tiffany. Thanks for the clarification.

    • Taya says:

      As someone who knows multiple people who went to school with nagini, no she didn’t work hard.

  8. Iknow says:

    My kids have had a 1% education even though I am lower middle class. They both went to a private K-8 day school and my oldest was just accepted to an elite boarding school – and we have paid near to nothing for it. Without the very rich people, who attend these schools and donate obscene amount of money, my kids – and many more like them – wouldn’t have been able to get the kind of education they’ve gotten on full-ride scholarships. Although I agree with all that is wrong with our education system and the lack of meritocracy for the majority of Americans, I can’t say I’m completely disgusted by this. That $70 million will allow a good amount of deserving kids to attend college with little debt.

    • WTF says:

      Why do you think the $70M is going to scholarships? Was that in another article somewhere? I went to Spelman at the time that Cosby donated $20M. Every penny of it was earmarked, and none of it went t scholarships.
      Also, the fact that you have to say your kid got a “1% education even though I am lower middle class” is exactly the problem. It means that education is not the meritocracy that rich people pretend it is. This all started because Dre actually believes that his daughter got into USC based on merit – not the $70M donation or the “1% education” at the best schools money can buy. If we can’t speak honestly about it we can never change it.

      • WTF here too says:

        “Also, the fact that you have to say your kid got a “1% education even though I am lower middle class” is exactly the problem. It means that education is not the meritocracy that rich people pretend it is. “

        THIS!! All day.

      • Iknow says:

        If you notice, I said that I agreed with the scandal showing that there is a lack of meritocracy in our educational system. I could write a book about why I chose private over local public schools with strong demonstrations of racism, classism, redlining and economic segregation. The lack of motivation by my local school board was staggering. So I moved on. What I was conceding was that without large donations subsiding the cost of buildings and other expenditures, private schools would not offer as much financial aid.

  9. Emily says:

    While this isn’t great, it isn’t the same. At least the university is (theoretically) benefiting from his donation. Students are being provided with scholarships. In the college bribery scandal, the college isn’t benefiting at all, only the individuals involved are getting richer. Plus, there isn’t the facade that the student got into the school completely on their own merits.
    He probably shouldn’t have made the joke about prison time, though, because it’s not THAT different.

  10. Louise177 says:

    I know with the scandal everybody likes to side-eye rich people but why assume his daughter is too stupid to get into college? For every Olivia Jade there’s probably 1000 kids who worked and earned their place. Besides how would this even work? Unless she wrote Dr Dre/Andre Young’s daughter, how would admissions even know who she was?

    • Molly says:

      They knew who she was. You don’t give $70M and not make sure they know who your kid is when she eventually wants to go there.

      Look, this is what rich, white people have been doing for generations.
      ::Don Draper screaming voice::

      THAT’S WHAT THE MONEY’S FOR!

      • me says:

        I am sure her application was hand delivered lol. You really think she won’t get special treatment during her time at USC? Of course she will…her dad donated a crazy amount of money…he expects something in return. The sad part is his daughter didn’t even want to go to USC !

    • mtam says:

      You really think the kind of man who has an ego as big as his would not make it known his daughter intends to go to the school (a school he help contribute $70m to)? He already has at least one son who went to USC before Truly. Not to mention there’s a whole campus/building/program named after him. There’s literally no way they school didn’t know.

    • WTF says:

      hahahaha
      Sure. I’m sure that the admissions office had NO idea who she was…..

    • Maddie says:

      Because you have to fill out your parents’ names, occupation, etc.

  11. Adrien says:

    70 M and they chose USC. That amount can get me to Yale, Stanford.

    • Veronica S. says:

      Yale and Stanford don’t have the same reputation for media and liberal arts that USC does – and it’s location makes it more accessible for those seeking industry representation and success. I can understand why most Hollywood kids would prefer that one over the more traditional business focus of schools like Harvard or Yale.

  12. lower case lila says:

    How ridiculous that Dr Dre thinks his daughter got into USC on her own when he has a program/ building there named after him, really. USC probably hoping he will give more money now.

  13. mtam says:

    He has 4 other kids older than Truly. Did any of them also attend USC between the time of donation and now?

    • mtam says:

      Just googled… looks like at least one of her older brothers, Truice, also got into USC. And not only that but it seems he’s into music/music producing—How much do you wanna bet he’s taking full advantage of the $70m wing/program his dad created.

      • me says:

        I think what makes people “ragey” about this is because he bragged about her getting into USC on social media. The dude was asking for it. Now if he had also said his daughter got into Brown, Harvard, Yale, etc but chose USC, then you’d really believe she got in on her own merit. That large donation gives us doubt and learning he has another kid who also attended USC also makes us say “hmmmm”. Are we supposed to believe that the majority of celebrity children are just super smart? Come on. Also, TMZ is reporting his daughter said her dad PUSHED her to go to USC. That tells you something.

      • mtam says:

        @me
        100% to everything you said. Also just wanna add, years ago I got into film school–it really doesn’t take a super smarty pants to do so (yes that’s a slight dig on myself as well lol!), I would imagine it’s way easier if your dad’s name is on a whole campus/major program of the school you intend to attend.

        Apparently Iovine’s and Dre’s campus/program is for people in the “arts”, business and innovation/entrepreneurship. I know USC is known for their film program, but I wonder if somehow she would have been attending her father’s program and campus instead (?).

      • minx says:

        He probably made the donation thinking all his kids and grandkids would go to USC. But it might not be the right fot for every one of them. Each kid is different.

  14. anneliser says:

    Poor personal choices aside, Dr. Dre was not born into privilege but became immensely wealthy and successful. I’m guessing he’s a really sharp guy who never had the chance to benefit from an “elite” education. (This in no way excuses his past domestic violence, but that’s obviously not something that reflects on his daughter.)

    His daughter is probably likewise bright and may well have gotten into USC regardless of who her parents were. I’m more than willing to give her the benefit of the doubt. I mean, it’s not her fault if her 50-something dad is kind of clueless about social media, right?

    • TabithaStevens says:

      Nope, she got in based on name recognition, the donation, current cash on hand and a father who was ‘Straight Outta Compton’. What recruiter would turn that down?

      • anneliser says:

        She would probably have gotten in based on name recognition/money regardless, but we don’t know that she wouldn’t have without it–she may well be a great student. Unless she releases her transcripts and standardized test scores, there’s really no way to know (unlike Jared Kushner, whose former teachers have said was not a strong student).

        I’m just saying–I’m sure Dr. Dre is an amazingly intelligent guy in his own right. He became a multimillionaire (billionaire?) without the benefit of nepotism and as an African-American man in a country that has (coughcough) ongoing problems with racism. This doesn’s excuse his history with women, but his kids may well be very, very bright if they took after him.

  15. SJR says:

    $70Million? Yeah, that size $$ will get co-operation from a sh*tload of people.

  16. me says:

    Could you imagine donating $70 million to USC and your child NOT get in? Damn with that kind of money, he’ll have generations of his family going to USC…great grandchildren and all lol.

  17. Lynne says:

    Unfortunate he made that comment because it shines a fraud light on his daughter. We don’t know, she might have made the grades and was accepted for her hard work. I feel sorry for her since she is now being questioned as it is assumed that she too is a cheater. And she isn’t.

    • me says:

      I don’t think anyone is calling her a cheater. She did post on instagram over a year ago that her dad was pressuring her to go to USC though. TMZ has the story if you want to read about it. I think parents need to lay off and stop pressuring their kids to do something they don’t want to do. I mean she could have worked at her dad’s company right out of high school and learned just as much as going to any school. It’s not like this girl is ever going to suffer financially. It’s just all about bragging rights.

  18. Mary says:

    Everyone knows USC is the University of Spoiled Children so of course thats where she is going for film school. USC is perfect for average celebrity children. I don’t find it impressive at all to have a degree or be admitted to USC if you are a child of a wealthy or famous celebrity. It’s obvious why she was admitted.

    Its not like he can buy her way into MIT. She would actually have to be special to be admitted to a school of that caliber.

    • CK says:

      If he donated $70 million to MIT, she’d be going to MIT. No private institution is special enough not to throw a spot to the child of a mega-donor if it means they can offer scholarships and financial aid to the less fortunate.

  19. HNZs says:

    Just wondering if Truly supports her Dad being a woman beater, too? Ask his ex gf’s, most black females he abused violently.

    Wish CB would stop making Dre a hero. Is he talented, Yup. Stop the madness though bc clearly you idolize some of the wrong celebs on here. Bet this comment will not even be posted, more BS on this whack blog.

    • TabithaStevens says:

      Huh? More than likely not but I don’t think she has much control over this area of his life.

    • I am appalled that anyone would blame the actions of a grown man on his young daughter. Dre has done some awful things and the responsibility of that is his, and anyone who covered for him, but certainly not his kid’s.

      • otaku fairy... says:

        +1000. Unless she’s come out and trashed his victims, she should be left out of it.

  20. CK says:

    People are going to side eye it, but I really don’t mind tbh. My school had a mega donor/alumni donate 250m for the creation of a new dorm. There was a bit of controversy since he got to pick the name, but it allowed the school to admit 400 more students. I don’t know if he has a kid applying soon, but I wouldn’t care if they threw him a spot after that.

    • me says:

      What would the school do if the donor was some sort of known racist or had a horrible reputation or criminal past? Would they still accept the money?

      • CK says:

        It would probably depend on the strings attached to the money. If it required them to name a college after David Duke and set up a mini wing of Liberty University, they would probably turn it down. For most other cases, they would weigh the pros and the cons of each. Increasing the class size by 400 though is a rather big pro so it would have to be an incredibly rancid person.

        If Donald Trump wanted to cash app me 50 million dollars, I’m not turning it down because he’s awful. The things that I could do for my family with that money outweigh everything else to me.

      • me says:

        Good points ! I just always wondered how Universities decide on what donations they will/won’t accept. I’m guessing sometimes bad publicity isn’t worth it.

    • mtam says:

      I don’t think most people are side-eyeing that he donated and expected to have his kids easily admitted to USC. I think people are mostly critical because of his boasting, making himself out to be better the other parents who pulled similar things to get their kids in the university of their choice without merit. Sure legally he is slightly better in that respect, but not necessarily morally.

      I highly doubt Truice and Truly got in on their own merit. That’s what he was bragging about, that’s what i believe most people had a problem with.

  21. PnP says:

    I have no idea whether this girl got in on her own merit or not so I will just say this.
    Wrong is wrong. It doesnt matter weather its socially acceptable or you view the person in a better light. If this was a rich white man or woman bragging about this I bet some of you would have had a whole different attidute. There would have been no benefit of the doubt.

  22. Vizia says:

    My father was a professor and chaplain at Stanford, and while I wasn’t guaranteed admission solely on that basis (excellent grades were expected, of course, but a lot of people with excellent grades don’t get in), it was certainly implied that I wouldn’t have any trouble getting in. My husband’s father was an Annapolis grad, and if he’d wanted it, my husband did have a guaranteed spot. Neither father gave money to either institution, and both of us chose to go to other schools, it was just tradition to favor the children of alumni. Would we have “earned” our spots if our dads hadn’t been alums? Frankly, I doubt it. Is that fair? I’m truly asking, I’m not sure how I feel about it.

    • justwastingtime says:

      My husband is a former professor – now in the film industry – I recently saw a FB post from the wife of his former colleague – the chair of a department at a different university that keeps getting mentioned here. Recently she went on and on about her kid getting into that rather prestigious university. Her kid is amazing but of course, her husband is the chair of the department but yeah, her kid is amazing. Professor’s kids have a HUGE advantage which is so infrequently called out, and yes, people should really just STFU.

  23. HeyThere! says:

    I mean, first of all, I can’t even imagine being wealthy enough to DONATE 70 MILLION DOLLARS to a college?!?! That is INSANE. Second, of course she got in *cough cough* her dad just donated 70 MILLION DOLLARS to the university and has buildings named after him, her shared last name, on campus! LOL I’m not saying she doesn’t deserve to be there, I know nothing about her grades, but damn. Could you imagine if they didn’t admit someone who gifted 70 MILLION, not 7 million but 70 MILLION?! 😂 Sorry, that number is so much I can’t fathom giving it away. Good for him!

  24. tigerlily says:

    As a recent graduate from USC School of Cinematic Arts, I can pretty much guarantee that regardless of how she gained admission, she won’t make it very far if she’s not qualified. The film school operates so separately from the rest of the school, and the workload is so demanding, that I don’t think there’s any chance her name alone will take her very far if she can’t keep up.

    Not trying in anyway to excuse the shadiness surrounding these celeb kids and the admission scandal – it’s horrible. (And personally, as someone who worked so hard to get into USC, then chose it over other schools because I WANTED to be a Trojan… it’s just really sad and disheartening).
    However, my point is that at least compared to some of the other majors that a lot of athletes/rich kids pursue BECAUSE it’s easy to slide by while barely attending classes… The film school is at least gonna give anyone that maybe did buy admission a legitimate run for their money.

  25. Rebecca says:

    I don’t see a problem with it. It’s what rich white people have been doing for years. When the college admissions scam first surfaced I wondered why people like Lori Loughlin and her husband didn’t just donate to the University. Maybe their daughters were so uneducated (by choice) they wouldn’t have even come close to what they needed on the SAT’s and the University wouldn’t be able to justify admitting them in anyway if someone found out. How many of these kids never wanted to go to college or university in the first place? My guess is Dr. Dre’s daughter either had good grades in High School or did well enough on her SAT’s to deserve USC.

    I’m curious as to how many parents involved in the college admission scam actually also donated money to universities? I wonder if someone has looked into that?