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Dr. Dre Says Estranged Wife Nicole Young Wants $400 Million In Divorce

By Ryan Naumann

Dr. Dre says his estranged wife Nicole Young is trying to walk away with over $400 million in their divorce.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the music mogul dropped the bombshell in a recent motion as part of an ongoing lawsuit between the two.

Dre's lawyer wrote, "Plaintiff Nicole Young, after commencing divorce proceedings against Defendant Andre Young, seeking over $400 Million, then stealing almost $400,000.00 from an LLC that funds Defendant Young’s recording studio, draining its entire bank account, Plaintiff has decided that $400,400,000.00 and one lawsuit are not enough."


The $400 million number is interesting because neither party has ever spoken about their demands. Dre's estate is worth an estimated $1 billion. It appears Nicole would like an equal cut of that in their divorce settlement.

Dre is fighting the request saying they signed a prenuptial agreement before getting married. He wants the deal enforced in their divorce proceedings. Nicole admits they did sign a prenup before getting hitched. However, she claims Dre tore up the deal a couple of years into the union.


Dre's bombshell came out in a motion he filed in response to Nicole's civil lawsuit against him. In her suit, Nicole claims Dre recently transferred the rights to the trademarks for his famous name and his iconic album "The Chronic" to a solely-owned company. She says this is wrong because the trademarks are martial property and co-owned by her.

The Beats founder scoffed at the suggestion his estranged wife owns a piece of Dr. Dre or "The Chronic." In his motion, Dre says her claims don't even make sense.


In docs, Dre pointed out the couple was married in 1996, which is four years after The Chronic was released. He has also been using the name Dr. Dre since the 1980’s. Nicole claims Dre didn’t file to trademark the name until 1997, when they were married.

Dre's lawyer wrote, "She [Nicole] is now suing Defendant Young and another LLC in a separate lawsuit, having the temerity to claim that trademarks to Defendant Young’s performing name." He is moving to dismiss the entire case.


Nicole is also attempting to have a judge award her $2 million in temporary support until the case is finalized. She believes Dre should pay her the amount to maintain the lifestyle they lived during the marriage.

She says she needs $10k for laundry and cleaning, $135k for clothes, $60k on tuition and living expenses, $900k for entertainment, $125k for charitable contributions, and $100k for a mortgage.

Dre claims he is already covering a bunch of Nicole's monthly expenses including the Malibu mansion where she lives. A judge has yet to make a final decision.

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