News: Nate Dogg's Wife & Mom Give Up, Wave White Flag In Nasty Battle
Monday, Nov 26, 2012 10:51AM
Late rapper Nate Dogg's wife LaToya Calvin and his mother Ruth Homes have fallen back on trying to divvy up the remains of his estate after months of feuding.
According to reports, both family members' decisions came as a result of trying to do what is best for Nate's children.
Nate Dogg's kids are jumping for joy -- all because their stepmom and grandmother called it quits on their highly contested battle to control the late rapper's estate ... TMZ has learned. According to court docs, LaToya withdrew her petition for control earlier this month, and her lawyer tells TMZ, "Nate's children wanted a 'professional administration' and Ruth and LaToya decided to withdraw to avoid conflict with the children." Sources close to Nate's kids tell us they are "ecstatic." As for who's in charge of the estate now ... it's TBD. (TMZ)
In September, reports of the family dispute emerged across the Internet.
Nate Dogg's kids are 100% against having their grandmother or their stepmother in charge of their late father's estate ... so says Dogg's daughter. 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. (TMZ)
In July, reports flooded online in relation to his six children arguing over $200,000 in real estate.
When hip-hop singer Nate Dogg died last year, he didn't have his affairs in order. There was no will and no instructions as to how things should be divided amongst his children and other surviving relatives. just as a family feud started brewing, a lawyer was hired to handle the legal wrangling. According to documents filed in L.A. Superior Court, Nate Dogg's Pomona, California home was appraised and said to be worth $350,000. When Nate Dogg passed, he still owed $150k in mortgage payments. The documents also name Nate's six children - 2 boys and 4 girls - who will inherit their father's estate. Along with the $200k in real estate, the children will get all of Nate Dogg's money made off his music catalog. (Black America Web)
Recently, West Coast rap veteran Warren G named Nate SOHH Underrated.
"I think Nate [Dogg] was underrated as far as being a "song writer" because a lot of people didn't know he could write songs better than he could write a hook. And a lot of people thought, "Okay, well, let's just have Nate sing the hook." But with me and him, we would do a "song." He was really singing. People can hear that on our records and G Funk Classics. They heard that. He wrote songs and people don't understand that." (SOHH Underrated)