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.
While fans of Dr. Dre (real name: Andre Romell Young) are familiar with his kids Tyra, Truice, and Truly Young, he is actually a father of seven children. Yes, Dr. Dre has been a busy man! And while most people would like to believe that he takes care of all his kids, LaTanya is struggling. And now, she is requesting help via a GoFundme page.
So, what exactly happened to Dr. Dre’s daughter LaTanya Young? Get comfortable as we spill all the deets.
Dr. Dre’s oldest daughter, LaTanya Young, is reportedly unhoused.
Dr. Dre is currently under fire after reports revealed that his 38-year-old daughter is currently unhoused and lives in her car.
LaTanya — a mother of four — says she is currently employed as a delivery driver for DoorDash and UberEats. But she claims that she hasn’t received money from her entrepreneur father in a year and a half.
"My kids are staying with friends – they are not living in the car, it's just me," she told the Daily Mail. "I'm taking odd jobs just to make it now — I got paid $15 an hour as an assembler at the warehouse.”
Despite attempting to reach out to Dr. Dre, LaTanya shared that she hasn’t seen her father in 18 years. LaTanya fears that she may lose her car, since she can’t afford her payments after moving to California to search for a better job.
“The car is a pretty penny,” she told the outlet. “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 explained that Dr. Dre has given her money in the past, but stopped as of January 2020.
Making matters worse, LaTanya shared that Dr. Dre allegedly ceased payments after she spoke with the press.
“His lawyer has said that my dad doesn’t want to help me because I’ve spoken about him in the press,” she explained, adding, “I feel like I’m damned if I do, I’m damned if I don’t."
LaTanya Young recently started a GoFundMe page.
Since Dr. Dre has apparently stopped supporting LaTanya and her children, she has now taken matters into her own hands by starting a GoFundMe page in hopes of getting back on her feet.
"This fundraiser is to help LaTanya and her four kids find a safe and stable home. She is currently working at DoorDash to keep afloat and these funds will be deeply appreciated. Thank you so much," the description reads with a heart emoji.
In another interview with the Daily Mail, LaTanya explained that she has no choice but to ask the public for help since Dr. Dre has yet to respond to her pleas for financial assistance.
"I think GoFundMe campaigns are for people in desperate situations and I'm in a desperate situation," she told the outlet. "Some people were in awe of what I am going through and asked if I had a GoFundMe. I really don't want to accept any handouts, but I appreciate anything that is offered."
LaTanya went on to explain that she knows that Dr. Dre is a busy man, but she hopes that he will see her GoFundMe page and will reach out.
As of August 16, 2021, LaTanya's GoFundMe page has raised $5,359 of a $50,000 goal.
Dr. Dre has remained mum about LaTanya being unhoused.
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.
Naturally, social media is divided on the topic. Some believe that there is no excuse as to why LaTanya should be struggling when her father is basicaly a billionaire, while others claim that she is old enough to take care of herself and her children.
It's a sad situation indeed, and we hope that LaTanya is able to get back on her feet soon.