Dr. Dre celebrates his daughter getting into USC ‘on her own’


Rapper Dr.Dre celebrated his daughter's acceptance to the University of Southern California (USC) on his Instagram.

No good deed goes unpunished in the online world, and Dr. Dre has removed his boasting Instagram post on his daughter's USC admission after severe online backlash.

The Instagram post was an apparent dig at celebrities, including actress Felicity Huffman, who have been charged in an alleged USA college cheating scam. The school hailed them at the time as "forward-thinking visionaries".

"The vision and generosity of Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young will profoundly influence the way all of us perceive and experience artistic media", said former USC President CL Max Nikias at the time of the donation six years ago.

The comment was clearly a thinly veiled stab at the college admissions scandal.

Naturally, a host of users under the photo were quick to point out the fact that Dre and Jimmy Iovine donated $70 million to the university in 2013 for the creation of the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation.

Among those arrested were actress Lori Loughlin and her designer husband Mossimo Giannulli who are accused of paying $500,000 to get their two daughters into USC as fake rowing recruits.

Olivia was allegedly aboard a yacht owned by USC Board of Trustees Chairman Rick Caruso when the scandal broke.

Operation Varsity Blues, the federal investigation into wealthy people gaming the system by getting their children into prestigious colleges through bribes and falsified test scores, has sparked a lot of jokes and scuttlebutt given the famous names involved in the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice.