“I haven’t received a dime from my dad in 18 months despite repeated pleas for help”, LaTanya Young
Dr. Dre’s estranged daughter has revealed she is homeless and has been living out of her car, while her superstar father is ordered to pay his ex-wife Nicole Young $300,000 a month in spousal support.
LaTanya Young, 38, works as a delivery driver for DoorDash and Uber Eats and as an assembler at a warehouse but claims that she can’t afford to secure an apartment in California and is living in a rental vehicle.
The single mother-of-four told DailyMail.com that she has repeatedly asked her producer dad, who is said to be worth a colossal $800million, for financial help but she has not received a dime in 18 months.
LaTanya is Dr. Dre’s daughter by Lisa Johnson, 53. The couple split when LaTanya was five years old.
She has not seen her famous father, whose legal name is Andre Romelle Young, in 18 years and doesn’t even have his cell phone number, admitting that she has to communicate with him through his team.
LaTayna, mom of Tatiyana, 16, Rhiana, 13, D’Andre, eight, who is named after his grandfather, and Jason III, three, said: ‘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,’ she told DailyMail.com.
‘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 said she now fears she will lose her rental car as she has not been able to make payments.
‘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 moved with her kids from Nevada to California a month ago 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 has been asking Dr. Dre’s lawyer for help but he has told her that since she has spoken about her father to the press in the past, he will not give her any money.
She added that it pains her 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.’
When Dr. Dre was rushed to hospital with a brain aneurysm in January, 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.
She admitted that he has in the past helped her, by paying her rent and giving her an allowance, but that help ended in January 2020.
‘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 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.’
She added that it hurt her to hear of the generous financial settlement a divorce judge ordered Dre to pay Nicole, his wife of 24 years, earlier this month.
‘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.’