For some reason, when the children of celebrities get free rides to big universities for their talents, some people get mad. In their minds, since the child’s parent or parents can more than afford to fund their education (and the education of a few other kids), such scholarships should be reserved for students in a financial strait.
People have been saying stuff like this for years. Some had a problem when Diddy’s son, Justin, received a free ride to UCLA to play football. Now, a few have taken issue with Snoop Dogg’s youngest son getting a full ride to the same university for his own football skills.
Cordell Broadus, a 4-star receiver from Bishop Gorman High School in Vegas, committed to the UCLA Bruins today, and his famous father sat in during his signing conference.
During the announcement, Broadus said that he knew he made the right decision:
“I felt that UCLA is the best fit for me…I had a great connection with the coaches. I just want to play in front of my family and keep ballin’ out on the field and get a great degree.”
Definitely a major accomplishment to be applauded, and those who know him well are very excited for the 6’2″, 192-pound wide receiver. That includes singer and family friend, Monica Brown:
But during her celebration of Broadus’ accomplishments, Brown found herself having to check a follower who did more criticizing rather than congratulating:
What do you think of Brown’s response to the woman? And what are your thoughts on the children of wealthy celebrities getting free rides to school based on their hard work?
My thoughts? Congrats Cordell!