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Nate Dogg

Family Battles

Over Dead Rapper's Estate

9/3/2012 9:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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.

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.

Latoya's lawyer tells TMZ, "The interests of the beneficiaries in the estate are set by law. Latoya has nominated Nate's mother, Ruth, to serve as co-Administrator because that was Nate's desire. Ruth is not a beneficiary and will receive nothing except 1/2 the Administrator's fee."

The lawyer adds, "Latoya's goal is to maximize the distributable estate for ALL beneficiaries. Hopefully, resources will not be wasted on infighting among the beneficiaries."

 A judge has yet to rule.


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The kids are screwed anyway you look at it. Grandma probably a hoodrat who will squeeze every cent for gaudy jewelry, and the attorney will probably embezzel a nice sum to a Swiss account...that's what happens when people like this have alot of money; he didn't even have the sense to write a will....

746 days ago

word to ya mutha!

746 days ago


Nate's Estate made money after his passing.Pay the bills then divide the rest. The Mother and Grandmother want to do the right thing because the family had to ask for donations for Nate's funeral. He probably owed a bunch of taxes and child support. No stereotype,just most celebs whatever race,don't pay either.

746 days ago


never heard of him.

746 days ago


Even without a will you cannot disinherit a spouse. Got over it kids, just because he was your father does not mean you have to get anything.

746 days ago


Don't care.

746 days ago

Bitch please    

How much can he possibly have to fight over.

746 days ago


Hold up! Waaaait! Before you judge the people in this.

746 days ago


When people die who have assets and don't set things straight in writing such as a Will or Trust it is always a BIG mess between family members and especially when the courts have to sort out the loose ends.

746 days ago


Like a lawyer can be trusted.

746 days ago

buzz kill    

Fighting like cats and dogg's.

746 days ago

Bill Leslie    

six kids, how many mothers? (six?) nice of the big rap star to have saved for an estate or to have had adequate life insurance to benefit his children - hood life values, ya'll.

746 days ago


True OG. Sad that he doesn't have much to leave to his family besides his house. Wonder why he doesn't have life insurance policy or something like that.

745 days ago


this is y I don't respect snoop or dre anymore u would think they could give his kids 1 million each with all the $ they have

745 days ago


Gee, it,s hard to divide $5 by 11 people......

745 days ago
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