Telly Zelly says she will do what it takes to make her dreams of becoming a rapper a reality. The 20-year-old, who dropped out of college with a full scholarship, says her family doesn’t support her, and they need to “open their minds.”

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Her mom admits to supporting her daughter financially, even though she doesn’t agree with the choices she has made.

In the video above, Dr. Phil has some tough advice for Telly Zelly – and her mother.

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“You should follow your dream to the extent you can afford it,” he says to the 20-year-old. “If you want to pursue this, fine. Work for it. Get a job. Fund yourself. Don’t live off your mother and then talk about being authentic from the trenches.”
To Yowanly, he continues, “Necessity is the mother of invention. She doesn’t have the necessity to get in touch with the real world, because you make it possible for her to live in fantasyland and believe that she’s some kind of rap genius … You’re funding it all. You’re not helping.”
Hear more from Dr. Phil in the video above.
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