Both women, along with some 50 other parents throughout the United States, were accused of bribing college officials and other illegal measures to get their children admitted into some of the country’s most elite schools. It was also said that parents paid people to correct their children’s SAT scores and had coaches lie about them being on athletic teams to gain admission.
“My daughter got accepted into USC on her own. No jail time,” wrote Dre next to a photo of Young holding her acceptance letter.
But the producer later deleted that post after people online mentioned that he and Jimmy Iovine — whom he co-founded Beats by Dre with — donated $70 million to USC in 2013 to build the Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation.
The department was created to “nurture unbridled creativity” in the areas of “arts and design, engineering and computer science, business and venture management and communication,” according to its website.
But Young wasn’t accused of being admitted to USC because of her father illegally cheated, which is a point that Hughley made when he spoke to TMZ.
“He didn’t pay anybody to take her test, he didn’t pay people to say she’s was on a team,” he said. “That man made a life for her, gave $70 million to that school and that school got a building named after her father.”
And in the video’s caption, Hughley stated that Dre making such a sizable donation is a wonderful thing, considering he came from a middle-class household.
“Man listen, I have nothing BUT respect for @drdre for being able to donate to @uscedu,” wrote the comedian. “That’s not an everyday thing for anyone, let alone a #blackman with humble beginnings. The fact that his daughter made it on her own volition and efforts speaks volumes about how privilege doesn’t influence everyone.”
A lot of folks agreed with Hughley’s take and let him know how much they admire him for it.
“This is why I 🖤 You.” one person wrote.
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Man listen, I have nothing BUT respect for @drdre for being able to donate to @uscedu That’s not an everyday thing for anyone, let alone a #blackman with humble beginnings. The fact that his daughter made it on her own volition and efforts speaks volumes about how privilege doesn’t influence everyone. #TeamDL #blackexcellence #tmz