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Russell Simmons & Kimora Lee Simmons’ daughter, Aoki Lee Simmons has just been accepted into Harvard at the age of 16! While celebrating her daughter’s success in an Instagram video, Kimora took a shot at Lori Loughlin for bribing USC to accept her daughter.
If you haven’t been following that case, Lori Laughlin aka Aunt Becky from “Full House” and her husband, Mossimo, fashion designer and founder of the brand we’ve seen in Target, Mossimo, they have both been charged for paying $500,000 to have their daughter falsely labeled as a recruit of USC’s crew team to get her into the school. A total of 50 people were caught up in the bribing scandal. It was found that, collectively between them all, a total of $25 million was paid to have their children put into college.
Kimora isn’t the only proud parent who recently took shots. Dr. Dre’s daughter, Truly Young, was accepted into USC this week. The producer posted a, now deleted, picture of him and his daughter with her acceptance letter, the caption reading, “My daughter got accepted into USC all on her own. No jail time!!!”
Apparently, people didn’t like Dr. Dre’s comments. Some hinted that him and Jimmy Iovine’s $70 million donation to the school in 2013 is what got his daughter in. The money went to create the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Acamdey for Arts, Technology and Business Innovation.
But ultimately, Truly will be going to the USC School of the Cinematic Arts. Film school. Sad that people would assume her father’s money is what got her in and not her handwork, brains and work ethic.
This reminds me of when Justin Combs, Diddy’s son, was attacked for accepting a football scholarship to UCLA simply because his father is Sean Combs, one of the wealthiest men in music. Critics felt that if his father could afford the $54,000 annual tuition, then why would he accept a scholarship. I say he earned that scholarship through his talent and hard work. Regardless of who his father is, he earned that scholarship himself. He even earned a 3.7 GPA!
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Yaaayyyyy @aokileesimmons!! She’s on her way to #Harvard!! We are sooo super proud of YOU!! Such hard work and only 16! You did it! It took years of super dedication and lots of tears! But HERE YOU ARE!!! GO GIRL!!! Enjoy the journey! We are excited to see the great things you will do! Sorry I’m one of those SUPERLOUD MAMAS! She also got into Dartmouth, Vassar, Barnard etc! Woooo!😍🎉❤️🙏🏼💃🏻
Written by Clarke Jones
Source: The Grio