Dr. Dre Praises Daughter for Getting ‘Into USC All on Her Own’ 6 Years After Making $70M Donation
Truly Young, Dr. Dre
March 24, 2019 10:44 AM
The hip-hop icon, 54, marked his daughter Truly Young’s acceptance into the University of Southern California with an Instagram post that said he won’t face any jail time because Truly, 18, was admitted without help.
“My daughter got accepted into USC all on her own. No jail time!!!” wrote Dr. Dre (né Andre Young), who along with fellow music mogul Jimmy Iovine gave $70 million to USC in 2013this link opens in a new tab to establish the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation.
The proud dad’s photo showed him posing with Truly as she showed off her certificate of admission and an “Experience USC” pamphlet.
Several celebrities weighed in on Truly’s milestone, including Diddy, who commented with a flexing arm emoji, as Comments by Celebsthis link opens in a new tab captured.
Busta Rhymes, TI and Timbaland also left the same emoji, while Nick Cannon wrote, “Absolute Success!!!”
Truly shared the same photo to her Instagram, and later revealed on her Instagram Story that she’ll be attending the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
“ALL MY HARD WORK PAID OFF. I’M GOING TO FILM SCHOOL,” she wrote.
Dre and Iovine established the academy for undergrad students interested in marketing, business entrepreneurship, computer science and engineering, audio and visual design, and the arts, according to a 2013 press releasethis link opens in a new tab.
The four-year undergraduate program’s curriculum focuses on four areas: arts and entrepreneurship; technology, design and marketability; concept and business platforms; and creating a prototype.
C. L. Max Nikias, the president of USC at the time, praised the duothis link opens in a new tab for their donation in 2013.
“The vision and generosity of Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young will profoundly influence the way all of us perceive and experience artistic media,” he said.
The academy’s first class of 25 students enrolled in fall 2014, and its first on-campus building, dubbed the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Hall, broke groundthis link opens in a new tab in 2017 and is scheduled to open this year.
Loughlin, 54, and husband Mossimo Giannulli, the 55-year-old fashion designer, are among a list of 50 people, including Huffman, who have been indicted as part of an alleged nationwide scheme, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts.
“Dozens of individuals involved in a nationwide conspiracy that facilitated cheating on college entrance exams and the admission of students to elite universities as purported athletic recruits were arrested by federal agents in multiple states and charged in documents unsealed on March 12, 2019, in federal court in Boston,” the release said.
The indictment alleges the couple “agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team — despite the fact that they did not participate in crew — thereby facilitating their admission to USC.” (Neither Olivia Jade, 19, or Isabella Rose, 20, are listed on the USC women’s rowing roster.)
A source told PEOPLE that the actress and her husband, as well as their daughters, are hunkered down at their house in Bel Air, California.
“The whole family is still laying low at their Bel Air home,” the source said. “Lori and Mossimo both have court dates in Boston next week. It’s still a very stressful time for them all.”
“They are living in the moment and that’s all they can do right now,” the source adds. “For them, this is all still a nightmare.”