B. Adams – Aug 5, 2021
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The eldest daughter of hip-hop producer Dr. Dre recently revealed in an interview with Daily Mail that she has been living out of a rented SUV, working as a Door Dash driver, while her children stay with friends.
According to LaTanya Young, who’s 38, “I’m taking odd jobs just to make it now — I got paid $15 an hour as an assembler at the warehouse. I’m trying to keep my head above water. I’ve been in debt for a while.”
“I’m homeless, and I’ve been reaching out to my dad for help,” Young said. “His lawyer has said that my dad doesn’t want to help me because I’ve spoken about him in the press. I feel like I’m damned if I do, I’m damned if I don’t.”
“I’m just trying to communicate with him and see if he wants to talk to his grandkids,” she added. “My kids are old enough to know who he is. They are in shock that he doesn’t want anything to do with them.”
Young is the oldest of three daughters Dr. Dre had with Lisa Johnson. The couple split up when she was 5, and she has previously said he had a very limited role in her life.
Her father had previously paid her rent and given her an allowance, which was reportedly cut off before the pandemic. She recently moved from Nevada to California to look for work.
She said the recent revelations about Dre’s divorce settlement with new ex-wife Nicole Young were challenging to hear.
“I just heard that he has to pay $300k a month for spousal support … it’s embarrassing because people are looking at me wondering: why? What Nicole has got is what my mom should have got,” she said.
“I honestly wrote a proposal and asked him if he could get a home for me and my sister and my kids,” she continued. “He was supposed to put us through college and pay for our health insurance, and he never did that.”
“My mom felt like he never upheld his end of the bargain,” Young contended. “I commend Nicole in a way – she did what she had to do.”
She said she has not seen her father in 18 years.
The sad situation has prompted tons of responses on social media, with Young garnering supporters and detractors.
One viral Twitter note “Dr. Dre’s daughter is 38 years old with 4 kids, living out of her car. You can argue that she’s grown and blame her for her own misfortune, but there’s no way I’m a billionaire and my child is homeless or starving. Idc how old they are.”
“Y’all preach all day about ‘generational wealth’ but see no problem with Dr. Dre’s daughter being homeless,” in a another tweet, observed, “As if Dr. Dre isn’t worth $820 million dollars.”