Posted by Bossip Staff
Dr. Dre’s mom has a book coming out, and in it discusses an incident on how his first child was conceived:
“One day I received that phone call — the call that all moms of teenagers dread,” Dre’s mother, Verna Griffin, writes in her upcoming memoir, “Long Road Outta Compton.” Just 17, Dre (real name: Andre Young) had been secretly seeing 16-year-old Lisa Johnson. “Lisa’s mom called me to inform me that Andre had been sneaking over to their home and Lisa was now pregnant. When I asked her if she was sure that it was Andre who had been with Lisa, she got very upset. She said, ‘If I had come home and caught that n – – – – r in my house, you would have been picking him up in a box.’ Needless to say, the conversation went down from there.”
But Griffin stood her ground, telling the irate mother, “My son didn’t break in your house and rape your daughter; she let him in, which makes her just as much at fault as he is.” In January 1983, Johnson gave birth to Dre’s first child, La Tonya Danielle, although the two never married.