Children of celebrities may appear to have a perfect life but do they really? The lifestyle of the rich and famous is not always the idyllic dream for all. One example is Dr. Dre’s oldest daughter, LaTanya Young.
Andre Young, known as Dr. Dre, hasn’t seen his eldest daughter, LaTanya Young, in 18 years. The Daily Mail reports that LaTanya continues to struggle with financial stability. This is despite her father’s insurmountable net worth which is about $820 million.
LaTanya’s mother is Lisa Johnson, who split with Dr. Dre when their daughter was five years old. Now, LaTanya is a single mother of four who just wants some stability. Now, she’s speaking out because she feels her father owes her some help.
LaTanya found out through her father’s lawyer that the rapper no longer wanted anything to do with his daughter. This is because she has spoken to the press about him in the past. “I feel like I’m damned if I do, I’m damned if I don’t,” she says.
The mother of four is struggling. She works two delivery jobs as well as the third shift on an assembly at a Los Angeles warehouse. It’s not going well for her and her family, and her father has ignored her pleas for help.
LaTanya has been living out of a rental after moving to California last month. She lost her job in Nevada which prompted the move for her family.
“The wage is higher in California — there was no work in Nevada,” she said, “There weren’t enough jobs.”
“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. He, however, stopped supporting her in 2020. She also remarked 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.”
Dr. Dre has remained tight-lipped about the topic despite reports circulating about LaTanya being homeless.
Dr. Dre is currently going through a lot, including his divorce from Nicole Young. However, that shouldn’t be an excuse for him not helping out his child.