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Nate Dogg’s Children Against Their Grandmother Handling Late Singer’s Estate


This is not what Jadakiss had in mind when he rapped, “Dead rappers get better promotion.” The family of the late Hip-Hop crooner Nate Dogg continues to battle over the assets he left behind. Apparently Nate’s kids are against having their grandmother or stepmother handling their father’s estate, reports TMZ.

As TMZ first reported, when the rapper died in 2011, he didn’t leave a will to divvy up his assets … so his wife Latoya Calvin took charge. His kids didn’t agree and asked the court to nominate an attorney named Alex Borden instead — but no cigar. 

Latoya filed new legal docs this week, requesting Nate’s mother, Ruth Holmes, also be named as co-administrator of his estate … a move that does not sit well with Nate’s children.

Dogg’s daughter, Aundrane Hale, tells TMZ her grandmother is only involved in the filing for the money, saying, “Ruth doesn’t have my best interest or the interest of my brothers and sisters.”

Aundrane says that if Latoya and grannie Ruth are the head honchos, they won’t give the kids one single penny. She says Latoya “didn’t even show up to Nate’s funeral” and says that Ruth “was never a grandmother” and has withheld money in the past. 

It was previously reports that Nate’s six children would divide the approximately $200,000 he left behind. This does no include potential royalty earning from their father’s musical work.

Nate Dogg passed away last March at the age of 41 from complications brought on by multiple strokes.


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  • rosemary davis

    From what I understand Nate didn’t have a lot of money and couldn’t afford to pay for his medical care at the facility that he was in before his death so what are they arguing over the rights to his music? I don’t think anyone is interest in his music that much people have moved away from rap and it is not as popular as it was when he was on the scene with snoop dogg and others.

    • Ed

      The kids are getting bad advice. Debts have to be paid first before money is disbursed to heirs. If he was net negative they won’t get any money. All they may get is future money from royalties which I suspect divided 6 ways, plus wife won’t be much.