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Dr. Dre's Daughter Says She Hasn't Seen Her Dad in Over 17 Years

Dr. Dre's Daughter Says She Hasn't Seen Her Dad in Over 17 Years

Dr. Dre‘s eldest daughter is opening up about their estranged relationship.

In a new interview, 55-year-old record producer’s daughter LaTanya Young revealed that she hasn’t seen her dad in over 17 years, while also shared her financial struggles.

“Money is not what I want, I feel better doing it on my own,” LaTanya, 37, told The Daily Mail, while also sharing that she recently applied to become a FedEx driver.

“I was on assistance for a while, it’s embarrassing to say,” she revealed. “He did offer to help me with tuition but he never speaks to me. He never set me up to be able to not need him. He never paid for college, he never did anything to help me and my sisters get along.”

For LaTanya, she doesn’t want financial help from Dr. Dre, but would rather just have some sort of relationship with him.

“I really just want to have closure,” she added. “I just want to be able to spend time with my father.”

LaTanya, who is a mother of four, says that Dr. Dre has never met her kids, and she previously thought that his now-estranged wife Nicole Young was the one keeping him from LaTanya.

“I thought that after Nicole was out of the family, things would be better,” LaTanya admitted. “I thought that my dad would come around. I would like him to make me feel like a daughter.

Nicole filed for divorce from Dr. Dre back in June. LaTanya says her father has not yet reach out to her.

Dr. Dre and LaTanya‘s mother, Lisa Jackson, had three kids when they were together, before splitting up when LaTanya was 5-years-old. Since then, LaTanya says her relationship with her dad was always awkward.

“I hated going through third parties. If I needed him, I’d have to go to the studio and get bombarded and talked to by his security,” LaTanya recalled. “I would have to go through his accountant or his right hand man, I would never know whether he got my messages. I have never had a direct line to him.”

“I feel like he gave up on me, and I don’t know why,” she admitted. “I still don’t know why.”

Still, LaTanya hopes that one day she and her kids can have a relationship with Dr. Dre.

My kids like his music. They ask if they can meet him and I don’t even know what to tell them,” LaTanya said.

If you missed it, find out how much money Nicole is asking in monthly support in her divorce from Dr. Dre.

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