Rapper Dr. Dre posted a picture on Instagram with the caption, “My daughter got accepted into USC all on her own. No jail time!!!” While this could have been a nice burn towards those who were caught in this month’s huge college admission scandal, it seems Dr. Dre has now taken the post down, maybe due to his generous donation to USC.
Dre, alongside music mogul Jimmy Iovine, donated $70 million to fund the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young (Dre’s real Name) Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation six years ago. While there is no confirmed connection between the donation and his daughter’s acceptance, the joke was definitely less than a good look.
Dre’s Instagram post comes just weeks after an FBI raid that resulted in the arrest of 50 people who were all caught in a college acceptance scandal. Full House actress Lori Loughlin and Desperate Housewives actress Felicity Huffman were just two of the 50 that were arrested, but released on bond.
The scandal brought light to the issue of how universities accept students, particularly through legacy programs and athletics. The University of Southern California was one of the most central universities to the investigation.
Though there is no reason to believe that Dr. Dre had any involvement in the scandal, it was probably best to avoid the subject as one the schools in question has his name on one of its newest buildings. The post is now deleted off his Instagram, but the screenshot of his post still exists.