Music mogul Dr. Dre bragged on social media Saturday about his daughter’s acceptance into the University of Southern California (USC) and noted that her acceptance was legitimate—taking a swipe at other wealthy parents who are caught up in the college admissions scandal.
“My daughter got accepted into USC all on her own. No jail time!!!” Dre posted on Instagram.
Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, shared a photograph of him posing with his 18-year-old daughter Truly Young. In the photo, she displays her admissions packet from USC and her official certificate of admission.
In his post, Dre makes a reference to rich Hollywood parents, top CEOs and others who were charged in an alleged scheme to bribe and cheat on exams to get their underachieving children into some of the most prestigious universities in the nation.
Still, Dre’s post will likely raise a few eyebrows because of his connection to USC. In 2013, Dre, 54, and Jimmy Iovine donated $70 million to the university to create the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation, which USC described in a statement as “a unique undergraduate experience.
Iovine, a record producer who has worked with Bruce Springsteen, previously collaborated with Dre on Beats Electronics, the now-Apple subsidiary best known for Beats headphones.
“The academy was intended to create opportunities for undergraduate students whose interests span fields such as marketing, business entrepreneurship, computer science and engineering, audio and visual design, and the arts. The goal of the academy is to shape the future by nurturing the talents, passions, leadership and risk-taking of uniquely qualified students who challenge conventional views of art and industry,” the USC statement said.
At the same time, Dre’s financial contributions have also focused on high school students. He announced plans in 2017 to donate $10 million toward the construction of a performing arts center at Compton High School in Los Angeles that was scheduled to begin by 2020.
Students will have access to state-of-the-art technology, including digital media production equipment. Plans also included construction of a 1,200-seat theater that will be open to the community.
“My goal is to provide kids with the kind of tools and learning they deserve,” Dre said in a statement reported by The Los Angeles Times. “The performing arts center will be a place for young people to be creative in a way that will help further their education and positively define their future.”