Dr. Dre’s eldest daughter works for DoorDash and Uber Eats as a delivery driver.
Dr. Dre’s Eldest Daughter Says She’s Homeless, Living Out Of Her Car
WASHINGTON — American rapper and record producer Dr. Dre’s eldest daughter has recently said that she’s homeless and living out of her car, despite repeated pleas for help from her music mogul father.
LaTanya Young, who works for DoorDash and Uber Eats as a delivery driver, in a new interview with a news outlet, said that she hadn’t received money from her father in a year and a half.
“My kids are staying with friends, they are not living in the car. It’s just me (sic),” said Young, who is a single mother of four.
“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,” she said.
Young is Dre’s daughter with Lisa Johnson, from whom he split when Young was five years old. She claims she hasn’t seen the music producer in 18 years and can only communicate with him via his team.
She has said that she fears losing her rental car because she can’t afford the payments after moving to California from Las Vegas in search of better work.
“The car is a pretty penny. It’s an SUV that cost $2,300 for three weeks, and I only paid for one week. Sooner or later, they are going to take the car (sic),” said Young.
She admitted that Dre has given her money in the past but says he stopped paying in January 2020.
“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 (sic).”
Dre and Johnson had Young in 1983. Together they are the parents of three girls.
His son, Andre Young Jr., was born to Dre and Jenita Porter in 1988. Porter sued Dre in 1990, claiming $5,000 per month in child support. Their son died in Porter’s Woodland Hills house in Los Angeles on Aug. 23, 2008, at the age of 20 from a heroin and morphine overdose.
Dre married NBA player Sedale Threatt’s ex-wife Nicole. They have two children together: a son named Truice (born 1997) and a daughter named Truly (born 2001). She filed for divorce in June 2020, citing irreconcilable differences.
(With inputs from ANI)
Edited by Ojaswin Kathuria and Nikita Nikhil