Dr. Dre’s 38-year-old daughter LaTanya is homeless & he refuses to help her


I’ve been covering Dr. Dre’s divorce from Nicole Young for a bit, and as I’ve written about him, I’ve read through his Wiki bio a few times just to get his romantic history and his family history straight. Nicole is actually his first wife – they married in 1996, when he was 31. Before they married, he had a series of relationships which produced children, and by Wikipedia’s records, he’s fathered eight children total. Apparently, there have always been issues with Dre financially supporting his children and his baby-mamas, and at least one of his exes, Jenita Porter, took him to court for child support. He also has three daughters with his former girlfriend Lisa Johnson, including 38-year-old daughter LaTanya Young. LaTanya spoke to the Daily Mail (via Page Six) about how she’s homeless and living out of her car, and how Dre refuses to help her.

Dr. Dre’s oldest daughter says she’s homeless and living out of her car — despite repeated pleas for help to her music mogul father. LaTanya Young, who works for DoorDash and Uber Eats as a delivery driver, said in a new interview that she hasn’t received money from the Beats founder in a year and a half.

“My kids are staying with friends — they are not living in the car, it’s just me,” Young, who is a single mother of four, told the Daily Mail. “I’m taking odd jobs just to make it now — I got paid $15 an hour as an assembler at the warehouse. I’m trying to keep my head above water. I’ve been in debt for a while.”

LaTanya is Dre’s daughter with Lisa Johnson, from whom he split when LaTanya was 5 years old. She claims she hasn’t seen the music producer, born Andre Young, in 18 years and can only communicate with him via his team. LaTanya said she fears losing her rental car because she can’t afford the payments after moving to California from Las Vegas in search of better work.

“The car is a pretty penny,” she explained. “It’s an SUV that costs $2,300 for three weeks and I only paid for one week. Sooner or later they are going to take the car.”

LaTanya admitted that Dre has given her money in the past but says he stopped paying in January 2020. “His lawyer has said that my dad doesn’t want to help me because I’ve spoken about him in the press,” she explained, adding, “I feel like I’m damned if I do, I’m damned if I don’t. I’m just trying to communicate with him and see if he wants to talk to his grandkids.”

[From Page Six]

Again, from all that I’ve seen, Dre does not enjoy financially supporting the women he knocked up, nor does he enjoy supporting the children he fathered. He seems to think it’s not his responsibility, any of it. Y’all think that Dr. Dre really gave his kids the best of everything as they grew up? Do you think he gave a sh-t about their education or job prospects or emotional care? Yeah, probably not. Anyway, there’s a big debate on social media right now about whether a 38-year-old woman is responsible for her own homelessness and whether her rich AF father should help her financially. I feel like it’s both? Bootstraps, etc, but also – her father is rich and historically unhelpful, and he should do better by his kids, regardless of their ages.

Nicole Threatt, Dr Dre and Truly Young at 'The Defiant Ones' Screening in London

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red.

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  1. Chaine says:

    I don’t know her story, so I’m not going to judge her. She is a non celeb who is obviously struggling like so many in the pandemic, and I hope she got paid for her interview. By the same token, we don’t really know what Dr. Dre has done to support her in the past or how it compares to how he treats his other children, I mean I’m suspicious but at the end of the day there is no legal obligation for anyone to do anything for their adult kids.

    • Sid says:

      Apparently he was paying her rent and providing an allowance for years until last year when she decided to talk to the press. It seems that besides the financial support, he has wanted nothing to do with her or his grandchildren and hadn’t spoken with her all that time. Maybe she was hoping that by telling her story he would be embarassed enough to pick up a phone and talk to her, but it seems like a miscalculation on her part because he turned around and cut her off financially.

      That said, if I were Dre no way would I sit back while my grandchildren have to stay with my adult child’s friends. With the money he allegedly has, he could have bought a house in Nevada, set up a trust to pay the taxes and bills, and left it at that. At least his daughter and grandkids would have stable housing.

    • Annie says:

      I agree that we don’t have the full story from either side or what has transpired in the past leading up to this. Lots of holes in this story that make me go hmm for them both.

      Did he pay or offer to pay for schooling?! I feel like that should have happened for any kid her fathered at the least. Helping them to establish a solid foundation with education or supporting whatever may have been the career path/dream.

      From what I’m reading, he stopped financially supporting her (not sure how much$ she was getting) at 36. Now I know the amount of support $ ect is unknown but I somewhat agree that at some point it’s not appropriate to support your children if your low income or a billionaire. Like I’m a bit curious as to why she is expecting him to be supporting her BUT I’m also not sure how she got to this financial position either.- but again she’s now an adult.
      From personal experience sometimes you need to draw a line, even if you could continue to provide $ support- sometimes it doesn’t help solve the deeper issues that exists and instead enables behaviours. To be fair when this happened (gambling addict) we helped in other ways (emotional, helping with the children, getting professional help once open to it)

      what about her mother? The father’s of the 4 kids? The grandparents of the 4 other kids? That’s a piece of the puzzle missing as well. Or did I miss it? Like why does this particular grandparent have to shoulder all the responsibility?

      Also I dislike the one tweet basically saying that because other famous wealthy people set their kids up with cushy jobs means that’s what should be the norm… great life lesson…I hope to heck my daughter doesn’t expect to have things handed to her without the work or effort. This is the whole college admissions scandal, the entitlement of kids who have parents who show up at my husband office (professor) asking to have a grade changed, or the parent that writes the whole paper. Enough with that.

      • Carmen-JamRock says:

        All I would say in response to all you said is that the issue of generational poverty is a massive one, especially in the black community. I’m sure I dont need to explain why.

        So if, in fact, we learn that Dre has tried and tried with his daughter and she remains an irresponsible mess (4 kids @38?…..wheres their dad(s) ) then, for the sake of breaking the cycle, he really should set up trusts for those kids and see to it that they hv a good education so they wont waste their wealth when they come into it.

        But thats just assuming he hasnt done that already.

      • goofpuff says:

        @Carmen-JamRock I absolutely agree that generational poverty is a real thing and even more so in the black community due to the systematic racism and history.

        She has said that he has supported her until two years ago when she went to the press and he cut her off.

        Also we don’t know what he’s doing with the grandkids so I didn’t want to address that. Just staying with his daughter but one thing to remember is that the parents have full control of their children. There is no “grandparent’s” rights.

        As a grandparent you can’t just set up something without the parent’s permission and most parents want full control over that money. Dr Dre has more lawyers able to figure that out but for regular people its not that easy.

  2. Seraphina says:

    I am no therapist but Dre has some blame on her circumstances because as a father it is his responsibility to help raise a child both mentally and financially – help make them productive citizens to the BEST of his abilities. He has the money to do so and has been an absent father. So some of this woman’s issues stem from her father – Dre. he is worth LOTS so he gets a red card from me on this issue. And father children that you have no interaction with is irresponsible – we women get demonized for the same behavior.

    • anna says:

      This is a good point.

    • goofpuff says:

      Where’s her mother in all this though? There are two parents right?

      He was supporting her before until she went to the press about him, so it’s really her fault he cut her off. We also don’t know if she refused to allow him to help the grandkids unless she paid for her as well.

      • Seraphina says:

        Oh yes there are two parents and this article is focusing only on Dre and his daughter’s side of the problem. And I am passing judgement as if all is ideally perfect – As someone said below, family issues can get tricky and this is only her side of the story. Unfortunately Dre has a history of how he treats women – wives and apparently his daughter. And I still stand by my general statement of what he could have done as a father.
        I think another interesting question, for me, is why was he helping her if she did not go to the press – and when she did the money was shut down. There is story there too I think.

    • lucy2 says:

      Excellent point.

  3. Angel says:

    The fact that there is people out there who are defending Dr Dre is mind blowing to me.

    • Carmen-JamRock says:

      I would think that a 38 yr old woman with 4 kids whom she obviously cannot support and with no mention of their father(s) and who confessed that her dad was paying her bills up to 2 years ago, would beg the question(s), nevermind who her father is.

      • detritus says:

        Why are absentee fathers this woman’s problem? That’s their own adult damn responsibility.

        Seems like her dad set a neglectful example and she didn’t get enough help to break that cycle.

      • HeyJude says:

        He’s not going to give you money no matter how hard you cape for him with this vaguely meritocracy bullshit on the internet Carmen.

        Truth is in a situation of such wealth that only thing that matters is the saying- you break it you bought it. She didn’t ask to be born and he clearly fucked up her life. As a billionaire, it’s his responsibility to pay for the mess he created.

      • February-Pisces says:

        I don’t think we know her situation. No one would willingly chose to be in that situation, many people have lost their jobs during the pandemic. I think she is working and trying to get herself out of where she is, but it’s always easier said than done.

        Her father had 3 kids with her mother, and they broke up when she was 5 years old, so I wasn’t like she was fathered during a one night stand. But Dre for some reason doesn’t want to be a father to her and hasn’t been for a very long time. I don’t know many parents who would do that. It shows exactly what sort of man Dre really is. If you don’t care about your kids or grandkids, then you really don’t care about anyone.

    • Angie says:

      Who are we to judge someone else’s decision? Who made us judge and jury of someone else’s story? I would be eternally grateful my very wealthy Dad has paid my way until my late thirties!!! He most likely did it with good intentions, but SHE got so used to someone else paying her way that she now believes he owes her! And hey, I may have reacted exactly the same way she did if I had been entitled all of my life…Life lessons

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        No one would be judging if she didn’t put all this out there. And she did. For profit.

        1. Where is the father(s) of these 4 kids to pay support or be a present father?

        That isn’t Dre’s obligation. We are talking about father’s caring for their kids so you can’t forget about the kid’s bio dad.

        2. He paid for her expenses plus an allowance and covered her debts for well into her 30s.
        How is it his obligation to continue supporting an adult that continuously keeps herself in debt and cannot provide for her children? Even her car sounds like it’s living beyond by her own words “a pretty penny.”

        3. As a capable adult it’s 100% on her to have educated herself or saved or known her wealthy father wasn’t going to bankroll her until her last breath.

        It’s a risk living off someone else.

      • Angie says:

        @ Wiglet Watcher – The point I was trying to make is that the Dad probably did not do her any favors by paying her way for well into her 30s because she EXPECTS it now! How else is she supposed to live? She just doesn’t have the tools and/or knowledge to do so any other way! And no doubt she should be capable as an adult to do so, but it was just never a concern for her before…so why bother! But if her father decided to cut her off, there’s a reason that we’re not necessarily aware of and nor is it any of our business! His money, his story, his decision! My mother tongue is French, so trying to explain something in English may not come out like I would like it too! But I agree with your statement 100%

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        I agree when parents care for a child well into adulthood they do share some blame for creating an entitled child and then adult. But we are talking about an adult. She wanted the easiest path she’s known. And after he cut her off she continues to live her old lifestyle. Her fault.

        You explained yourself well. My comment on total wasn’t necessarily directed at yours. I fell into a rant.

      • Christine says:

        I am with the both of you, you are both making the same point, in the end. When a parent supports a child WELL beyond 18 years old, this is what happens, and it’s a chicken and the egg scenario.

    • goofpuff says:

      Nobody is defending Dr. Dre. He is a major asshole.

      What I don’t get is why people are saying parents need to be responsible for the financial welfare of the 38 year old adult child who can’t even be responsible with the money she does have.

      I love my children, but I will not just keep giving them money for them to piss away and then ask for more. At some point they need to learn some financial responsibility.

      • Ana170 says:

        How do we know she’s being irresponsible? There’s a pandemic happening. A lot of otherwise responsible people ended up on the street or will soon. Because she has 4 kids and people are assuming the father’s a deadbeat? Maybe if all of your assumptions about her are true, maybe her father should’ve set a better example. Ice Cube has been married nearly 30 years to one woman and made sure his kids got the best education. Similar for Snoop. It’s not like Dre didn’t have examples of how to be a better father.

  4. Lili says:

    These are strange times he should help her get on her feet, he cant take the money with him when he goes. I can see him not wanting to help because she will always keep coming back for more, but that is the price he pays for not taking responsiblity in the first place. i just watched Michael ive forgotten his surname whose kid died at 38 of covid. granted he had the kid when he was 15, but he was also very clinical about his sons death and it being the kids fault because he was into shady stuff, when He Michael knew better he didn’t do better. and that is the damn shame about all of this

  5. Lightpurple says:

    Shouldn’t the father of her own 4 children be contributing something somewhere?

    • teehee says:

      Excellent point!

    • ME says:

      I know right? I mean I don’t think a parent is responsible for adult children or for grandchildren. Think twice before you pop out kids you can’t afford. I just don’t understand why people do this. That goes for Dre as well. He has 8 kids and no relationship with many of them. The fact the women had to force him to pay child support says a lot about the type of dad he is. Stupid all around.

      • Mac says:

        Are you pro-choice? If so, you need to respect the right to have children. No one should be judged for their reproductive choices.

      • ME says:

        @ Mac

        You can be pro-choice and still think it’s irresponsible to have numerous kids you know you can’t provide for. Who suffers? The kids do. If you have children, don’t expect society or others to proved for them. That is the job of the parents. Obviously, people come under hard times and that is what social assistance programs are for, but in this situation it seems as if she was used to her rich father paying for everything so she just kept popping out kids in the hopes her dad would continue to support them all. Why isn’t she going after the father of her kids for some support?

      • CJ says:

        @Mac what? Yes, I think you can be pro choice but also acknowledge when those choices may be dumb especially when they refer to the quality of life of a child.
        Same goes for men who think that it’s cool to have a bunch of kids everywhere. Even if they have the money to care for them, those kids are just pulling a ticket to see dad at any given point. And when we are discussing the raising of children we are also kind of talking about reproductive choices indirectly. So judgement abound. I’m here for the kids, not feelings

        Speaking as someone who knew what a condom was and didn’t use it.

      • Mac says:

        @ME Are you seriously using the “welfare queen” trope to condemn a Black woman for exercising her reproductive rights?

      • ME says:


        What the ? I didn’t saying anything about “welfare queen” or anything about Black women. I said there are social assistance programs available when someone finds themselves in need (color of skin has nothing to do with it). Did I say anything about only Black women shouldn’t pop out kids they can’t afford to have? This is a universal thing. Wow I’m just shaking my head at you and how you totally twisted what I said. I’m done…have a wonderful day.

      • Hell Nah! says:

        @ Mac: ME’s simple and very understandable stance was to “Think twice before you pop out kids you can’t afford.” That goes for men and women, white, black and all around the colour wheel.

        You tried to misrepresent ME’s words by throwing in pro-choice, the “welfare queen” trope, Black women and reproductive rights in an effort to shame her for having thoughts on this matter that seem to be different from your own. ME wasn’t “condemning a Black woman for exercising her reproductive rights” – Shame on YOU for making that kind of accusation! It is unproductive and, frankly, gross.

        @ME: This IS a universal issue and I agree with you 10000%
        Shaking my head as well at the deliberate obtuseness of this twisted spin.

      • Mac says:

        @ME You don’t have to say “welfare queen” to use that trope. Your words here: “If you have children, don’t expect society or others to proved [sic] for them … in this situation it seems as if she was used to her rich father paying for everything so she just kept popping out kids.”

      • Larisa says:

        and where’s the lie? Should you keep having kids even if you can’t afford them? Clearly all 4 of her kids cannot be under 2. Until 2 years ago she, by her own admission, was supported by her father and could, therefore, afford birth control. I understand the urge to have children very much, even if you’re poor, disabled, etc. I do not, however, understand the urge to have 4 children unless you’re quite certain you can provide for them. Clearly, if she were relying on her father, she couldn’t. There are reproductive choices and smart reproductive choices. We all make them. I did, I had fewer children than I ideally wanted because I’m not sure I can put them all through college.
        What you’re saying seems an awful lot like the arguments of anti-vaxxers and COVID deniers, who insist on their right to make choices, no matter how socially irresponsible.

      • Amy Too says:

        But maybe she could afford them because Dr. Dre was giving her a monthly allowance? He’s been paying her since she was at least 18. Maybe before that he always paid her mother? So she’s always been supported by him and assumed she always would be since he’s so wealthy and was willing to continue supporting her even when she was a 30-something year old adult. Seems like this was a STEADY source of income for her until it just stopped. Was it enough that she was comfortable enough to not need to work? If so, then she probably didn’t feel the same kind of push that people who do not have a large monthly allowance feel to get a job, go to school, invest in some training, or start a career. She didn’t need to, she had money. She has 4 kids, maybe she was a stay at home mom.

        I think the main issue here isn’t really “should a parent have to pay for their nearly 40 year old child?” But more “is it responsible to pay for your adult child their entire life so that they rely on it and expect it and then just cut them off with little to no warning one day when they’re nearly 40, have never had to be financially independent, and have multiple children they support?”

        That’s the problem with these sort of situations where one party is voluntarily supporting the other party supposedly indefinitely, but with no contractual or legal framework for having to continue to do so (like a marriage where you can sue for spousal support, or a job or legal settlement where you can sue for breach of contract if payments stop). He can cut just her off at any time for whatever reason with no warning, and she might have no idea what to do because she’s never had to make her own money or think about what would happen if the money stopped. Or she might have an idea for what she needs to do but not enough time to execute it. Did she know ahead of time what would result in being cut off and did she make the decision to talk about him to the press anyways knowing what the consequences could be? Or did he just get pissed off and cut her off in the middle of a pandemic with no warning? He doesn’t speak to her so I’m not sure how he would have relayed this information for what his expectations were or how she could have asked for clarity. More details would be helpful.

        If I were a wealthy and connected parent, I think I would rather use my resources to provide education and job training, and help my kids get a good job so that they could support themselves rather than just pay them every month until they or I died. Maybe I’d buy them a house, rather than pay their rent, so they’d have a place to live, but also because owning a home helps create generational wealth. They’d have an asset in their name that appreciates in value each year in case they ever need to sell it or mortgage it.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        Way back on some old child support coverage on Dre the issue was never that he had to be taken to court to be forced to pay child support. That was the press sensationalism. It was about how much.

        And I am no dre defender.

    • Steph says:

      I think this is a bit presumptive. She’s doing her best right now and still can’t afford a roof over her head. The father can be in the same position. It’s not fair to imply he’s a dead beat. Shit, for all we know, he could be dead. Ppl in poverty tend to be around other ppl in poverty. I just don’t think we should judge anyone who isn’t mentioned in this story.

  6. teehee says:

    I also don’t know the full story. But a 38 year old is not to be dependent, in general.
    However, if a parent has the means to help out its better if they do.

    HowEVER I do ALSO know of a lot of “kids” who never quite “get it” that they have to muss up and take responsibility for themselves, and who go on to make poor choices and take non action, and then point fingers at their parents, as if they themselves aren’t in charge of their lives by now…. and everyone else can just solve their problems– which is a bad mentality to keep.

    It can go either way.
    And at some point as a parent, you have to draw painful lines sometimes, for the interest of a “late maturing” child-woman / child-man.
    I don’t know which scenario is at play here- but I do feel sorry for the small children impacted by this type of nonsense.

    • Eleonor says:

      I am with you.
      We don’t know the full story, families are complicated.

    • LillyfromLillooet says:

      I am seeing a great deal of irony here with the sympathy afforded to a struggling adult offspring of a wealthy person and how Tori Spelling got ripped apart for being in dire straits financially. If you have the money to give and will not miss it, I say help, in all cases.

      • Goldie says:

        I don’t think the situations are that comparable. Tori may have debt, but she is far from homeless. She is still living a very affluent lifestyle. It is also my understanding that Candy still pays for a lot of her grandchildren’s expenses, like their school tuition. She hasn’t cut them off.

      • lucy2 says:

        Tori was handed a very lucrative career, and something like $800K inheritance when her dad passed, and has then blown through all of it and then some, and refused to do anything to fix the situation. Plus her mother does provide for the children, so she’s continuing to help them quite a bit.

        I don’t know the details of this situation, though it sounds like he was giving her money, and maybe reached the same breaking point.
        Personally if I were him I would pay directly for an apartment so she and her children had a place to live, especially during a pandemic. Hopefully something works out.

  7. ME says:

    He could at least get her a better job. He has companies and connections doesn’t he? Wasn’t he the one who bragged about one of his teen daughters getting in to a really good College a few years ago even though his daughter said she didn’t even want to go? I don’t know. Why did she talk sh*t about him in the press? I mean why are you biting the hands that feed you? I see blame on both sides here.

    • goofpuff says:

      We don’t know if he tried and she failed out of those jobs. He was paying her way until she went to the press about him. Then he cut her off.

      Are his other kids in the press begging for money?

    • Dutch says:

      You are conflating Dre with Aunt Becky. While the Varsity Blues scandal was at its peak, Dre made a social media post that his college age daughter got into USC “all on her own.” People quickly pointed out that he donated tens of millions to literally have a building named after him on the USC campus and that miiiight have had a hand in her acceptance to the school.

  8. Jade says:

    He stopped helping her in january because she was talking about him in the press? I wonder what she’s said? Yeah, she’s an adult and I believe in the right to cut off family members from your life but he should make sure his grand kids are okay. If you are a decent person you can’t feel good about yourself knowing that your grandkids are suffering.

    • Haylie says:

      She’ll be using her kids as long term manipulation. Dre doesn’t have any relationship with her kids and hasn’t a actually spoken to her in 18 years. Hell, he didn’t even make sure she was ok when she was a kid. He was paying her bills until she went running to The Daily Mail last year. For that alone, I’d probably cut a relative off.

      What did she hope to accomplish by going to the press if he was already keeping a roof over her head and food in her kids bellies? I feel bad for her. I’m sure there’s loads of resentment for the difference in attention he paid her vs. how he treats Truice and Truly. But she fumbled the coin purse.

      • Hell Nah! says:

        I truly hope both sides can work things out and begin to heal. But, without knowing any of the details on the back story (I have lots of questions…) I have to agree with Haylie 100% – she made a HUGE error in running her mouth to the press. Hopefully she got paid for this update.

      • Jade says:

        I feel like something should be done for the kids though. I’m not talking spoiling them. But set up a fund to pay for them to get a roof, food, even school. It’s nothing to Dre. He could make sure that that money is used on the kids. She doesn’t sound bright but the kids are innocents.

    • goofpuff says:

      I feel like I have to remind people that there are no grandparents rights. You can’t take care of the grandchild this way without having to go to court to remove parent’s rights. The money that goes to the grandchildren get funneled through the parent – the parent doesn’t even have to use to take care of the grandkids.

      This is a slippery slope for toxic grandparents to gain control over their grandkids over the parents for us to tell Dr. Dre to do this.

      • lucy2 says:

        In this situation though, couldn’t the grandparent lease an apartment, provide a car, and arrange for a weekly grocery delivery? That way the family is provided for, but no cash is going to the adult child if they are not responsible enough to manage it.

      • Haylie says:

        He wouldn’t go for “grandparents rights” anyway. He don’t want them kids.

        But yes, grandparents rights aren’t really a thing and it’s a lot harder to terminate parental rights than people think.

  9. mellie says:

    I agree that we aren’t legally obligated to support our adult children and we definitely don’t know the history there…we don’t know if there are substance abuse issues, money issues (maybe she’s been given money in the past and gone through it). I don’t buy much of what the DM says (see the interview from Simone Biles birth mom, who they dug up…Simone doesn’t even have anything to do with her biological mother since CPS had to remove her and her sister from her care when they were small, but the DM found her and got her two cents about Simone’s ‘mental health’, what does that lady know about it anyway?)
    But I do know that with my own adult children, we do try to give them a hand up and not a hand out to help get them started in life. They are in their 20’s though, not 38. It seems like at some point, you’d stop blaming your parents. And, she’s also trying to get ahead in CA, which is a disaster for affordable housing. I can’t imagine that struggle either.

  10. DuchessL says:

    She says she spoke to the press and then he stopped supporting her financially. So he has been supporting her. She knew what she was doing when she went to the press, she’s 38 years old with 4 kids. I think there’s back story we’re not being told. I hope father and child can work things out.

    • Aud says:

      Yeah it sounds like he was willing to pay for her for 37 years. Then she talked to the press.

      I’m not going to judge without knowing the whole story. My initial reaction is that he’s a bad dad for not being more involved in her life. And she’s manipulative and entitled, she’s using her kids and seems to feel her dad should be paying for her and her kids.

  11. Calibration says:

    Many years ago my dad bought my 30 something sister a house because she had kids and he didn’t want them in share accommodation or on the street. No one disagreed and the rest of us bought our own damn houses. And we were an average lower middle class family. Dre sounds like a prat. He could help her retrain or a least put a roof over her head. My sister trained as a nurse and hot her shiz together. Just make it a bit easier

    • Wiglet Watcher says:

      He’s paid for her housing her entire adult life and one place she got herself removed from. When does the blame fall on the adult causing all this disruption in their own life and not on the parent that spent almost 2 decades trying to get their kid on their feet?

      • Calibration says:

        Fair enough I don’t know much about him but the stories have differed. How do you get kicked out of your own house? Nevermind, it’s too odd. Worked well in our family and everyone had a roof over their heads.

  12. Haylie says:

    The financial help would be good, but let’s be real, Dre has never met a woman he respected, his own daughters included. He’s a well documented woman beater who everyone just accepts. His daughter is better off staying far away from him.

    Having said that, people need help when they fall on hard times, but I can’t even see where she has done anything to prepare for a future without access to Dre’s money. The parts about being embarrassed to be working when her dad is near a billionaire sound entitled. Shes 37, not 17. And living in a rental car that costs more than rent (but maybe not in LA) is confusing.

    This is a mess.

  13. Oh_Hey says:

    She is 38 and grown but also there are plenty of much older folks being taken care of by rich daddies (the Trumps, Jared, BRF). If these folks can take care of adult children with do nothing jobs Dre could too as his support would actual help and be less damaging to the rest of the world.

    What bothers me is the grandkids. He could have her sign over custody or power of attorney for them, take them in, and leave her if he wanted. The fact that that’s not on the table so the kids have a home says a lot.

    • Hell Nah! says:

      The simple fact that Dre didn’t pay any attention to LaTanya when she was growing up tells me ain’t no way he’s going to want to have anything to do with her kids/his grandkids. He had been paying her up until she ran to the press. Running her mouth about him was a really dumb move on her part. Perhaps she wanted to manipulate him into something by talking about him in the media — and it backfired on her stupendously?? Who knows? Shame for the grandkids though – their mother killed their golden goose.

  14. Amy Too says:

    I just heard a story on npr yesterday about how ridiculously expensive rental cars are now since the pandemic. Thousands of dollars for a 3 week rental? That’s horrible. And it’s her house right now. And her means of working if she does uber and delivery stuff. It is so hard to stop being poor. The poor are constantly punished financially and end up paying so much more money for the same exact things that someone who is stable or wealthy buy. Renting a car for thousands of dollars a month vs being able to pay for a car up front. Paying tons of money in tickets and court fees and fines because they can’t afford car insurance or license renewal fees but have to drive to get to work or school. Even renting a home vs owning a home. Having to finance things like furniture with high interest rates vs just being able to buy the furniture outright. It’s a horrible hole that you get sucked into and can’t get out of. An overdraft fee of $30 when the thing you bought that put you into the negative was $2. Or a $30 fee every time you overdraft and you don’t catch it right away so you’ve been charge $120 in fees when you spent something like $3, $6, $12, and $5.99. Years ago, my family used to have to do payday loans, and then we’d have to pay $100 out of the $700 paycheck each week just to extend the loan. It started with needing money immediately to pay for new tires so we could keep driving to school and work. But how is anyone ever going to be able to pay that initial loan off ($500 or so) plus the huge amount of interest (another $150 or so) on it if they live paycheck to paycheck and each week they only get $700? You end up paying this huge weekly fee over and over and over and over again just to not have to pay the whole loan back immediately. And in the end, you’ve paid many times more than the original loan. And you still owe money.

    • SarahCS says:

      Being poor is expensive. I remember getting a rental tv and video player when I was a kid and we could have bought it so many times over with what we paid in rent but we didn’t have the lump sum so we were trapped like that.

      • Amy Too says:

        Exactly. There are people who work in the trades who have to rent their tools in order to work. After 3 or 4 months of rental fees, they’ve paid enough to have bought the tools outright, but because they didn’t have that money upfront in a lump sum, they couldn’t afford it. And it’s not a rent to buy sort of thing because they don’t have the good financial history or credit score to qualify for credit, or a loan, or rent to buy program. The more likely you are to be approved for a credit card or a loan, the less likely you are to need it.

        Or not having the $3 you need to pay the parking meter and then getting a $40 parking ticket. Not having the $80 you need to replace a side mirror on your car and then getting a $120 ticket for not having a side mirror. Not being able to pay the ticket and then getting extra fines and late fees on top of the ticket.

        Something that I came up against when I was poor, was we would have a negative account balance or very low account balance (mostly due to overdraft fees. The bank would structure things so that the most expensive thing we bought would come out first and put us negative, and then all the smaller things we bought would come out after that even if we bought those things days before, just so that they could charge us more overdraft fees. So if we had $200 and we spent $3, $20, $50, $30, and then $200, they’d charge the $200 first so that we’d get an overdraft fee for all the transactions instead of just the last one) and then we’d get a check and try to deposit it at the bank, but because our account was so low or negative, the bank would put a hold on the check for 3-4 business days to make sure the check was going to clear. And in the meantime, we’d keep accruing these $30 overdraft fees for stupid things like a $.99 Apple Music subscription that came out automatically that we forgot to cancel or gas that we had to buy to get to work. We had the money to cover those things IF the bank would’ve just allowed us to access the money we deposited the same day we deposited it. It would’ve paid off the fees, brought the account positive, and then paid for the new charges. But because we were too poor, they wouldn’t do that, and we’d end up further in the hole waiting for the check to clear, and then the money we had made working wouldn’t go nearly as far because so much was eaten up in fees.

  15. MangoAngelesque says:

    Why isn’t she using her efforts to get aid from the man/men who fathered her four children, instead of the famous one?

    • ME says:

      The question no one seems to be asking. The only two people responsible for these kids are the mother and father.

  16. Sam the Pink says:

    I’m of two minds about this – we do not know the whole story. I have a close friend (she is in her 60s at this point) who does well for herself financially. She has a 35 year old son who has multiple addictions, mental illness, etc. She tried for years to help him, supported him. Finally, when it became clear that he was simply not going to take care of himself and used her money to buy drugs, she cut him off. He’s homeless now (couch surfing mostly) and will tell anybody he meets how his mother “abandoned” him. She did not – she finally reached the point where she realized her support was hurting more than helping, and that her son was using her. My friend is not a bad person for cutting her son off.

    Generally, a 38 year old woman should be able to care for herself. She should not need her father. I am not of the opinion that parents, even rich parents, should perpetually be taking care of their children. However, I do side-eye the grandkids. I would not let my grandchildren, who are innocent in this, suffer because of my child’s bad decisions (presuming she made bad decisions – like I said, we don’t know). Is there no way for him to set up some kind of arrangement for the grandkids to have what they need so they can live well without the daughter being involved? I am not sure, but if it were me, I’d be talking to a family law attorney.

  17. CJ says:

    When I hear that she rented the suv at almost 800 per week, my red flags went up. Don’t have a lot of dots to connect but those are red flags for me.
    Dre should have taken better care of his kids. That’s a point that can’t be argued, but also can’t be belabored when said kids are fully grown.
    She is now responsible for herself and her kids. She could be the type that just fell on hard times, or she could be the type that just been reckless her whole life. Parents have to make support decisions based on who their child is, and we just don’t know who she is.
    But. If I have crazy money like that, my grandkids will always be good

  18. Steph says:

    I don’t know what circumstances led her to struggle so much financially. It could be any number of reasons. If he doesn’t trust her to give her direct cash, he could easily buy and furnish a house in his name, get a grocery delivery service and get a car in his name. It would be pocket change for him but she and her kids would have their basic needs met in a way she can’t squander

  19. Veronica S. says:

    He’s trash and treats women like it, but I frankly side eye a near forty something who can’t get it together with three kids dependent on her reaching out to her father through media for help. I wrote my estranged father off years ago, y’all, and I certainly wouldn’t rely on him for money if he was that flakey in my childhood. Makes me wonder what else is going on there. Maybe she’s legit and just hit the same bad luck a lot of people did with medical problems or COVID economy, or maybe she’s just irresponsible with money herself.

  20. JenBanana says:

    Parenting is emotionally taxing and one of the hardest things a person will do in their lifetime. Also, nothing would stop me from helping my child if she was struggling. Nothing.

    • goofpuff says:

      Nothing would stop me either, but sometimes money isn’t the answer to really helping them. Sometimes its getting them into programs to help them deal with their demons is the answer but for an adult child, it requires they agree to it.

  21. Coco says:

    Didn’t he pay like $65 million for a building/program of study at USC, a school which one of his other children later attended?

    • Just A Thought says:

      If Dre can give millions to colleges. He can sat a trust fund all his grandkids. He could buy a house for all his children and pay all the utilities and give them allowance for food. How cold can you be, not to help your own grandkids and not even want to meet them.

  22. Velvet Elvis says:

    Dre has so much money that he could modestly support her and wouldn’t miss a penny, but maybe this is a tough love situation. She’s a 38 yr old woman. What is she doing to help herself? I have a similar situation with my daughter. We have given and given to her…paid her electricity, bought her food, gave her a car, on and on…meanwhile her and her baby daddy havent held a job in years. The purse is now closed. We make sure that our grandkids are fed and clothed but that’s it.

  23. RavenA206 says:

    I love how it’s all this handwringing and shaming about this woman on this site because she is 1) 38 years old and 2) has children. That seems to be the crux of why she should be burned at the stake on here. There are so many microaggressions and racist dogwhistles in these comments, I feel like I need a shower. Go to ANY of these other useless white celebrity offspring posts and NONE of these “wHeRe ArE thE FaTheRs” comments will be found. We all know what you’re trying to say. Your slip is showing today, Celebitchy

    • Emma says:

      Yes and it’s the middle of a pandemic. Everyone (almost everyone) is struggling right now. Have some compassion.

      I left an abusive relationship when I was 36, hit rock bottom, and had a rough time for the next few years. My parents provided me a safety net, and I’ve slowly climbed back up to something approaching normal.

      This woman may have been through terrible circumstances, so I would hesitate to judge her. She’s focused on making sure her kids are okay, working hard, and it’s an indictment on our country and our crazy workforce system more than anything that she still can barely survive.

    • goofpuff says:

      @RavenA206 Any 38 year old adult who is dependent on their father no matter if they have kids or whatever race they are gets major side-eye from me. Race has nothing to do with it. She is THIRTY-EIGHT YEARS OLD!!!!!!! And where is the children’s father???

      And any other white celebrity adult kids whining about their parents not giving them money – we certainly DO GET on their case as well (aka Tori and Candy Spelling) At this point you’re just projecting.

      At what point does an adult stop begging mommy and daddy and get their crap together? She doesn’t mention any type of hardship (abusive relationship etc). Also Dre was apparently paying her way up until she went to the press about him so she brought this financial burden on herself.

      You really need to knock off this dogwhistle of your own.

      Dre is an asshole for making kids and not taking care of them but he did support her until she went to the press.

      • Amy Too says:

        But she was reliant on her father because he had always paid for her. He created that situation. Maybe she didn’t ever get a job because she had this steady source of income, so instead she focused on being a mom. Maybe the kids’ dad works but not enough to cover all the expenses. Maybe the kids’ dad is back home helping out with the kids while she tries to work and contact her dad.

        And since he literally has never spoken to her as an adult, I doubt there was any kind of conversation about how he would support her while she worked to get on her feet, or he would support her but expected that she would go to school and build a career for herself. And again with the having no relationship with her and not talking to her or even knowing her enough to meet his grandkids, I’m doubtful that this is a situation where he knew she was out of control, making bad life choices, using drugs, being a shopaholic, putting the kids in danger, whatever else and now he’s cutting her off in tough love after spending years trying to help her. He doesn’t speak to her. He doesn’t know her. He’s not that invested in her. Usually in those “I’m cutting you off” situations, the parent is still there to help the child take the steps they need to get into rehab, or leave the abusive spouse, or get back on their meds, or whatever, and once they do that, the parent will help again. If that was the case, you would think maybe he’d stop giving her money but he would help her to get a job or some education. With this, it doesn’t seem like he’s withholding money, but still giving emotional support, until she does X to get her life back on track. This seems like he got mad because she talked about him so he just cut her off. There is no action item she can do to get back in his good graces. But also… what could she have really said about him in the press that would be so bad if he hasn’t spoken to her in at least 18 years? What inside info would she have? How damaging could it have actually been? We never heard about whatever it was so it must not have been very big or bad.

  24. Miss Margo says:

    As someone with kids, I’m trying to give my kids life skills, but if they piss it all away, get in with the wrong crowd, make terrible decisions over and over, would I help them financially? No. That’s enabling the bad behaviour. You are essentially rewarding bad behaviour, which I won’t do. So no, I don’t think he should be giving his 38 year old kid money. He has in the past, it’s not like he never did, but the money train has stopped now, and it makes sense to me.

  25. Mel says:

    Failure all around. He chose to have kids all over the place then doesn’t want to take care of them. He should have spent some time guiding them, encouraging them in school or start them out working for him. He choose to do nothing. She also had choices, perhaps educating herself instead of depending on Father who doesn’t really care about her to take care of her. Since she made that choice and how little he cares, she should have taken care to not bite the hand that was feeding her.

  26. Annetommy says:

    Not keen on the term ‘popping kids out’. Labour and birth isn’t generally a ‘pop’. As for ‘popping out’ kids you can’t afford: what if you can afford them when you have them and then your circumstances change? I’m not sure it’s relevant in this case, but nobody knows what the future holds for them, and it may be the loss of a partner, the loss of a job, an accident or a long term health condition. You can’t ‘unbirth’ the kids. And none of us know the ins and outs of this but I don’t care if my kid was 65, I wouldn’t have them living in a car.

  27. Premadonna says:

    Shes hasnt received money in a year and a half?? She’s 38! And especially during co-vid, there’s been all KINDS of financial assistance not to mention eviction moratoriums…….i dont know anything about how much he’s helped her previously except that he was helping her very recently……but if i were him i’d get her into an home she’ll be able to afford, give her $ to cover all costs for a year, and say that aftrr that you are ON YOUR OWN. She’s almost 40. Come ON.

  28. J ferber says:

    He can set up a “spendthrift” trust for her if he thinks she’ll blow through the money in a minute. That way, her needs are taken care of and she doesn’t touch the money. Honestly, he’s such a misogynistic prick I don’t think he gives a fuck about any of his first six children or their mothers. He sure didn’t help raise them or care for them or show love in any meaningful way. He’s such an angry, violent asshole.

  29. TeeMajor says:

    Lord knows I do not care for Dre BUT he has been supporting her and recently stopped in 2020 because she went to the media to dish on him–THAT was the deal breaker.

    He could not force her to go to college, she wanted to be a rapper.
    Where is her mother?? where are the father’s of her 4 kids??

    If it were me, I would have kept my mouth shut and collected monies like her younger sister is doing.

    She was asked to leave from her last place and is banned from living in reduced housing for some reason. I wonder if she has mental or drug issues..

    its a sad situation.

  30. TeeMajor says:

    Lord knows I do not care for Dre BUT he has been supporting her and recently stopped in 2020 because she went to the media to dish on him–THAT was the deal breaker.

    He could not force her to go to college, she wanted to be a rapper.
    Where is her mother?? why can’t she stay w/her mom?? where are the father’s of her 4 kids??
    Are they paying child support??

    If it were me, I would have kept my mouth shut and collected monies like her younger sister is doing.

    She was asked to leave from her last place and is banned from living in reduced housing for some reason. I wonder if she has mental or drug issues..
    its a sad situation.

  31. Mimi says:

    He’s under no obligation to pay for anything for her. She’s an adult woman with kids, don’t rely on ur parents to pay for you … idc if someone’s a millionaire or not 🤷

  32. MissMarirose says:

    I’m supposed to feel sorry for a woman whose father supported her for 37 years? And consider her a victim because he now expects her to figure it out herself as a middle-aged woman?

    Nah, pass.

  33. Ihatestupidpeople says:

    This man makes me so sick.

  34. J ferber says:

    I don’t care for people attacking the daughter. It seems her father was paying her to stay out of his life. He was never a real father to her. She clearly needs help no matter her age. He doesn’t (and I’m sure never did) include her in the lavish lifestyle his two kids from his soon to be ex wife had. Just wow. He’s ice cold. She means absolutely nothing to him. Never did his share to prepare her for life.

  35. Val says:

    I went to Barry University in Miami, FL. One of his son’s was enrolled there as well. He was very nice and quiet , and did not walk around as if he was the son of a millionaire. I can’t implicitly judge the situation at hand, but going to the media to force your father’s hand into supporting you and your children is probably not the best way to go. There is so much more to this story. Like many of you said, does she not have a relationship with the father(s) of her children? And at what age, do you accept responsibility and become an adult? I wonder if Dr. Dre will reply….

  36. Kiddy says:

    He could help her to get a better job. He is not just rich AF but also well-connected AF. Helping her to get a better job could be done so easily. He could just tell one of his assistants or managers to help her. He could make some phone calls. And yes, he should support her because she is his daughter and there are grandchildren involved. He could foot the bill for a modest appartment and the healthcare and some food and then tell her to work to get the rest. He is disgusting. I hope she sues him and gets some money out of him – that money which he didn’t pay when she was a kid.

    • Kiddy says:

      And why doesn’t his team just take matters into their own hands and get her a job without consulting Dr Dre? Then she would be out of his hair and it would be fine!!! Why don”t they? Does he rule his team with an iron fist then?

  37. February-Pisces says:

    I read more about her situation and from what I can gather she’s in her situation for a number of reasons, mostly because of work and getting a steady job. Dre contributed to her rent, but it can’t have been a lot due to the fact she has always been working low paid jobs, so it’s not like she was living it up on his coin.

    Anyway she is working multiple jobs to get back on her feet. People here seem to be very judgemental of her situation. Lots of people have lost their jobs and businesses during the pandemic, doesn’t make you an irresponsible person. But a lot of people also have the support of loved ones to help them get back on their feet.

    Anyway we applauded dres wife getting 300k a month in the divorce settlement, also he has bought homes for his mistresses. It’s ok he can provide for his mistresses, but let his daughter and grandchildren rot, no f*cking way. It’s not even about the money, it’s the fact her own father cares so little for her and her kids, she has every right to be pissed off at him.

  38. Sylvia says:

    As I have a rich father who doesn’t help me financially at all because he thinks at 43 I should be able to live on my own … I mean, it’s his money, not mine. But still it makes me angry that I have to work 3 jobs and he is on the golf court all day long sipping Margharitas….

  39. SusanRagain says:

    Part of being an adult is managing money.
    Living off parents without budgeting is not a good plan.
    And over 30+ with 4 kids, budgeting, planning, you know, Adulting. Most of us do it daily.

    The lockdown has been tough, folks are scrambling to keep up in many cases.
    It seems to me, he could have lawyers set up a trust to provide housing, utilities, basics, etc.
    for all his children pretty easily. And part of the trust settlement is NDAs for all.

    Finances are an odd thing. IRL, I had 2 older brothers both employed at higher salaries than myself, come to me for money repeatedly for years. Once I had a child, I started saying no. I must provide for this child, you are adults the bank is closed.

  40. Confused4Ever says:

    She is 38 years old. Time to make your own boo! Been a mom since Lynryd Synkyrd was hot. Grow up and get your shit together.

  41. Amando says:

    She is a grown woman, this is not her father’s responsibility. HOWEVER, seeing that he is fifthly rich, the least he could do is provide her safe shelter.

  42. Dannii says:

    Pretty sure he bragged in at least one of his raps about how other rappers hate him because he can “afford to buy my family groceries” and he can but he isnt, unless he thinks Latanya isnt family. Much love to her, I hope she can get out of this situation and into a better one.