It’s easy to believe that the lives of celebrity children are perfect. With their apparent access to seemingly unlimited funds, life-changing opportunities, and more, you can’t blame some people for hating on them. However, the lifestyle of the rich and famous is not a reality for all celebrity children – just take Dr. Dre’s oldest daughter, LaTanya Young.
Dr. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, hasn’t seen his eldest daughter, LaTanya Young, in 18 years, according to The Daily Mail, and the latter continues to struggle with financial stability despite her father’s insurmountable net worth ($820 million in case you were wondering).
Young is the daughter of Dr. Dre and Lisa Johnson, who split when Young was just five years old. Now, Young herself is a single mother of four who just wants some stability — and feels her father owes it to her. Now, she’s speaking out.
Young learned through Dre’s lawyer that the rapper no longer wanted anything to do with her because she had previously spoken to the press about him. “I feel like I’m damned if I do, I’m damned if I don’t,” she says.
As a mother of four, Young is struggling. Besides her two delivery jobs, she also works the third shift as an assembly at a Los Angeles warehouse. But things are not going well for her and her family, and her producer father has been ignoring her pleas for help.
Unable to afford an apartment, Young has been living out of a rental after moving to California last month when she lost her job in Nevada.
“The wage is higher in California — there was no work in Nevada,” she said, “There weren’t enough jobs.”
She can’t even afford to keep the car that she’s renting and using for work.
“The car is a pretty penny,” she said. “It’s an SUV that costs $2,300 for three weeks and I only paid for one week. Sooner or later they are going to take the car.”
LaTanya admitted that Dr. Dre used to provide her with rent money but stopped supporting her in 2020. She also commented on Nicole Young’s divorce from Dr. Dre and admired her for doing “what she had to do.”
“I just heard that he has to pay $300,000 a month to help his spouse,” LaTanya said. “It’s embarrassing because people are wondering at me. Why? What Nicole has is what my mother should have. I honestly wrote the suggestion and asked him if he could get a house for me, my sister and my kids. He was supposed to send us to college and pay for our health insurance, but he never did. My mother felt he never supported the end of the negotiations. I admire Nicole in a way-she did what she had to do.”
Despite the reports circulating about LaTanya being unhoused and her GoFundMe page, Dr. Dre has remained tight-lipped about the topic. Most people would think that Dr. Dre would take immediate action, but this appears not to be the case.
While it’s true that Dr. Dre is currently going through a lot, including his ongoing divorce from Nicole Young, that shouldn’t get in the way of him helping out his child. That said, some fans believe that there may be family issues at play that are preventing Dr. Dre from helping his daughter out.