Who is LaTanya Young? Dr Dre's daughter homeless despite begging millionaire dad for help
Dr Dre's eldest daughter, 38, has claimed that she is living out of her vehicle, despite begging her father for help. The single mother-of-four said that she has repeatedly urged her producer dad, who is said to be worth around $820 million, for financial help but she has not received a dime in 18 months.
LaTanya Young, 38, who works for DoorDash and Uber Eats as a delivery driver, said in an interview that she hasn’t received money from her millionaire music mogul dad in a year and a half. Young also revealed that she has not seen him for the last 1.5 years and doesn't have his phone number as well. She said that she contacts him via his team. LaTanya is Dr Dre's daughter by Lisa Johnson, 53. The couple split when LaTanya was five years old.
Young, mom of Tatiyana, 16, Rhiana, 13, D'Andre, 8 and Jason III, 3, said in an exclusive interview with the Daily Mail: "I've been working in a warehouse and doing Uber Eats and DoorDash. My kids are staying with friends they are not living in the car, it's just me. 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." LaTanya stated that she now fears she will lose her rental car as she has not been able to make payments. "The car is a pretty penny. 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 left with her kids from Nevada and moved to California last month in the hope that she would earn better money after her work dried up. "The wage is higher in California, there was no work in Nevada. There weren't enough jobs. I have friends and family that will let us come back and forth but the majority of the time I'm living out of my car," she added.
LaTanya also revealed that she has been asking Dr Dre's lawyer for help but he has told her that because she has spoken about Dr Dre to the press in the past, he will not give her any money. She added that her children have never met their famous grandfather. "I'm homeless and I've been reaching out to my dad for help. 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. My kids are old enough to know who he is. They are in shock that he doesn't want anything to do with them." In January 2021, when Dr. Dre was taken to a hospital with a brain aneurysm, LaTanya found it difficult to even know if her father was in a stable condition. "It was like pulling teeth just to know if he was alright in the hospital," she said.
"People label me as a millionaire's daughter so they don't understand why I'm working. It makes me want to crawl under a rock. He used to help with our rent and gave us an allowance but he told us he wouldn't do anything anymore. I'm out on the streets. I asked him for help and I haven't got a response back from his lawyer. I'm hearing about mistresses that he's bought houses for. It's a messy situation."
"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. I honestly wrote a proposal and asked him if he could get a home for me and my sister and my kids. 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. I commend Nicole in a way - she did what she had to do."