The Daily Mail dropped a bombshell piece today that gives fans an additional layer of the hip-hop star Dr. Dre, who is currently embroiled in a nasty divorce fight with his wife Nicole Young. While the couple have been married since 1996, Dr. Dre had a whole other family before that and one of his older daughters is speaking up about the lack of relationship they have.
The biggest point of contention between the two is still their pre-nuptial agreement, which Mrs. Young said that they ripped up but Dr. Dre still denies this.
Dr. Dre wants to let the judge decide, while Nicole has taken a different tactic, trying to subpoena statements from 3 of Dre’s mistresses and hoping it will help her own case in some way. Jillian Speer, a singer, entrepreneur Kili Anderson and Crystal Rogers aka Crystal Sierra, also known as the “Latin Queen of Hip-Hop,” are the women in question.
All three women lawyered up and quickly, with their counsel Kris LeFan already filed a motion to dismiss the subpoenas. Court documents state that none of the women even have any “information relevant to the enforceability” of any pre-nuptial agreements.
He also added, “Any extra marital affair would be irrelevant because California is a no-fault divorce state and, in a pleading, or proceeding for dissolution of marriage or legal separation of the parties, including depositions and discovery proceedings, evidence of specific acts of misconduct is improper and inadmissible.”
With Mrs. Young being a former lawyer herself, it seems as if she’s trying every trick in the book to get what she needs at the end of this relationship. One of Dr. Dre’s older children from a previous relationship, LaTanya Young, has offered up thoughts on who she called “Cruella de Vil” – and how the relationship with her father has been strained.
Speaking in an exclusive with the Daily Mail, Dr. Dre’s 37-year-old daughter from previous relationship to Lisa Johnson, says that she wants a father-daughter relationship with the hip-hop impresario, and not cash – like her soon to be stepmother. “Money is not what I want, I feel better doing it on my own.”
LaTanya is the third of three sisters that Dr. Dre, born Andre Romelle Young, had with Johnson, now 53-years-old. The other sisters are LaToya, now 36, and Ashley, now 35. Despite them all sharing the same father and mother, Dr. Dre hasn’t been in their lives for decades. “’The last time I saw him was when I was 20 at my mom’s house,” she told the Mail.
LaTanya blames part of the reason for the distance from her father on his wife, Nicole, and told a story about her and her sisters attempting to see their father – despite an attempt by Nicole to block them at the gates.
“She was very standoffish and mysterious,” LaTanya said. “I got the impression she didn’t care to know any of us. I went to the gate and our names weren’t on the list. The security lady still let us in because she knew us. But Nicole turned into Cruella de Vil.”
Ultimately, she hopes the pending divorce may change their strained relationship.
“I thought that after Nicole was out of the family, things would be better. I thought that my dad would come around. I would like him to make me feel like a daughter.”