News: Nate Dogg's Ex-Associate Lashes Out, "I Did What Everyone Should Have Done & Tried To Save His Life"

Friday, Feb 10, 2012 8:58AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

A day after reports emerged claiming late rapper Nate Dogg's estate was sued for nearly $300,000, a close associate has come forward to address the matter.

According to music executive David Michery, Nate's friends all turned their back on him and would not help out with his medical bills.

David tells TMZ ... he DID vouch for the bill back in 2010 ... but only because nobody else would step up to the plate ... "none of Nate's so-called rapper friends." David says medical personnel told him it was imperative that Nate receive treatment at the CareMeridian center at the time ... because the singer's life was hanging in the balance. "I was the only person who would come forward because I didn't want him to die. Me and Nate have 20 years history together and I did what everyone should have done and tried to save his life ... not let him get kicked out in the streets and die." David says he intends to pay the costs by releasing several never-before-heard Nate Dogg tracks that he claims he owns. (TMZ)

Despite Michery's claims, West Coast rapper Warren G said he always looked out for Nate.

TMZ spoke with Warren G -- who famously recorded "Regulate" with Nate -- who tells us, "I rode with Nate 'til the end ... I did what I could do for him with other things financially." He added, "If I was able to pay for his hospital bill, I would have. I made several calls to numerous people for help. I love Nate ... he's my brother." (TMZ)

Details of the hefty lawsuit filed against Nate's estate landed online this week.

The sad death of Nate Dogg just got another sad chapter: Nate Dogg's estate has been ordered to pay $293,512.52 to a CareMeridian care facility in Orange County, Calif., after the rapper's never paid for the time he spent in the facility between 2008 and 2010. Nate Dogg's manager, David Michery, promised the facility the check was in the mail, but it never came, even after Nate died in 2011. So a judge entered the judgement, and now his estate has to pay up. Let's watch "Regulate" to remember better times. (Prefix Mag)

The late hip-hop artist passed away last year due to medical complications.

On a dark and damp Saturday morning (March 26), thousands of family, friends and fans turned out for one last show from their hero, rap legend Nate Dogg, who was laid to rest in his hometown of Long Beach. Inside the Long Beach Cruise Terminal, lights shined down on the wooden coffin adorned with red and white flowers. Two jumbo screens on opposite sides of his casket flashed six different photos of the singer from a childhood boy, when he was known to family as "Buddy," to the platinum singer known to the world as Nate Dogg. West Coast rap artists including Dr. Dre, Game, DJ Quik, Mack-10 and WC, DJ Pooh, Battlecat and others were on hand to pay their respects to the singer with platinum vocal chords. (MTV)

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