HE ROSE to fame as one of the world's biggest rap artists worth an estimated $820million.
But bombshell claims Dr Dre's daughter is homeless and living in her car has pulled his troubled family life into sharp focus.
Now a resurfaced 2010 interview with Dre's baby mama Lisa Johnson, 53, who raised three girls by the Death Row Records producer single-handedly, reveals the star's two 'secret' daughters LaToya and Ashley Young.
Lisa & Dre's eldest daughter LaTayna Young, 38, recently claimed that her father had allegedly refused to help her financially after she had been forced to live out of her car.
LaTanya, a single mother of four who works for food delivery services and in a warehouse, said she has not received money from her famous dad in 18 months despite trying to contact him.
She told the Daily Mail: "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."
LaTanya's mother, Lisa, who met Dr Dre when she was just 14, also revealed in a resurfaced 2010 interview that she went on to have two other children with the music producer, Latoya in 1984 and Ashley in 1985.
But it appears that Dre's other children have been kept out well and truly out of the spotlight with the rapper never openly speaking about his two other daughters with baby mama, Lisa.
When Lisa is asked how many children she has with the Hip Hop star in the clip, she replies, "I have three daughters."
The shocked interviewer says: "Three daughters!? How come you only talk about one daughter?"
Lisa responds: "I’m not sure why but in due time you will get that real story."
The interviewer appears stunned at the fact the Grammy-award-winning rap artist has never spoken of his other kids & Lisa expresses her anger at revelations in Dre's autobiography.
She says: "He put me out there as this well-kept secret, teenage secret…I'm gonna tell the truth."
She also goes onto say how she met a 16-year-old Dre when she was just 14 and would go onto have her first child LaTanya at 15-years-old in 1983.
But it appears LaTanya Young remains the only one whose conception was confirmed by Dre despite reports Lisa applied for child support for all three children in 1985 as well as a restraining order against the star.
According to journalist Ben Westhoff, author of the book Original Gangstas: The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Rap, Johnson said Dre was a 'proud father' at the time of LaTanya's birth.
But the pair split in the late 1980s when their eldest daughter LaTanya was five years old, after the birth of her two other sisters.
The rapper reportedly has seven confirmed children – four sons and three daughters with five different women.
After first becoming a father in high school, Dre would not meet his first son Curtis until the boy was 20 years old, according to Biography.com.
Curtis has since followed in his father’s footsteps, rapping under the name 'Hood Surgeon'.
He then went on to have three daughters with Lisa Johnson, LaTanya, Latoya & Ashley, before Andre Young Jnr was born in 1988 to mom Jenita Porter.
Sadly Andre sadly died from an overdose of heroin and morphine in 2008 after being found by his mother in his California home.
Young Jr had been the subject of a paternity dispute in 1990.
Porter filed a lawsuit against Dre for $5,000-a-month in child support, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Dre was 25 when the suit was filed and Young Jr was only two years old.
Porter said that Dre had promised to support their child before he was born but she only received a few gifts and a small amount of cash.
He then would welcome son Marcel Young in 1991 with wife Michel'le before Truice Young and Truly Young were born in 1997 and 2001 to new wife Nicole Threatt, 51.
The pair are currently going through a nasty divorce after she accused Dre of abuse during their marriage.
Threatt filed for force from the rapper in June 2020 citing irreconcilable differences after 24 years of marriage.
They had not been seen together in months.
The Beats By Dre founder allegedly claimed that Threatt didn't make her accusations until after the divorce filing as she realized the prenup would prevent her from aiming for half of his fortune.
He alleged that she was trying to squeeze money out of him in their $1billion divorce, according to TMZ.
Nicole is requesting roughly $2million for temporary spousal support and an additional $5million in lawyer feeds.
She claimed he "could lose a portion" of his $1billion fortune in their divorce because he allegedly "tore up" their prenup after he felt bad for pressuring her into signing it.
Dre is reportedly worth an estimated $200 million after he sold his headphones brand Beats by Dre to Apple in 2014 for $3billion.
The 56-year-old, whose real name is Andre Young, first made it big with hip-hop group NWA in the 1980s but later enjoyed success as a solo act after releasing his first album in 1992.
He co-founded Death Row Records in 1991 before starting up Aftermath Entertainment in 1996, signing Eminem and 50 Cent to his label.
Dre would later go on to be the richest rapper in the world after his sale of Beats to Apple pushed his net worth up to $800million.
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