Dr. Dre has been absent for his eldest daughter's life for nearly all of her adult years.
The mogul's 37-year-old daughter, LaTanya Young, opened up about her frayed relationship with her dad, saying the two haven't seen each other in 17 years. LaTanya desperately wants to mend the relationship.
"Money is not what I want, I feel better doing it on my own," she told The Daily Mail. "I was on assistance for a while, it's embarrassing to say. 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."
"I really just want to have closure," she continued. "I just want to be able to spend time with my father."
LaTanya, who has four children, said Dre hasn't even met her kids, something she wants to change.
Still, she recalls that it was even tough getting in touch with her father when she was a child, indicating she had to go through Dre's assistants.
"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. 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," she said. "I feel like he gave up on me, and I don't know why. I still don't know why."
LaTanya believes that Dre's estranged wife, Nicole, encouraged the separation. In recalling a visit to Dre and Nicole's home 21 years ago, LaTanya said, "I went to the gate and our names weren't on the list. The security lady still let us in because she knew us. But Nicole turned into Cruella de Vil. She asked us what we were doing there and said that he was sleeping and she threatened to call the police on us."
Regardless of the past, LaTanya wants Dre to have a relationship with his grandkids.
"My kids like his music," she said. "They ask if they can meet him and I don't even know what to tell them."