When Nate Dogg tragically passed away in 2011, he did not leave a will. This caused his wife, Latoya Calvin, and his children to have several disputes over how the late singer’s assets should be divided. Calvin took control of the assets and reportedly filed documents this week, bringing Nate Dogg’s mother, Ruth Holmes, into the fold as co-administrator of the estate. However, Nate Dogg’s children disagree with this as well.
Nate Dogg’s daughter, Aundrane Hale, recently spoke with TMZ about the situation and explained why they do not agree with their grandmother being named co-administrator.
“Ruth doesn’t have my best interest or the interest of my brothers and sisters,” Aundrane explained, while also adding that Holmes did not attend Nate Dogg’s funeral.
According to Hale, Holmes has kept money away from Nate Dogg’s children in the past and she believes the children won’t receive money from Nate’s estate in the future. She also said Holmes “was never a grandmother.”
A judge has not ruled on the case as of yet.
UPDATE: Nate Dogg’s wife and mother have given up on the battle over Nate Dogg’s estate in the wake of his death. According to TMZ, LaToya withdrew her petition for control over the estate earlier this month. “Nate’s children wanted a ‘professional administration’ and Ruth and LaToya decided to withdraw to avoid conflict with the children,” said LaToya’s lawyer.
Nate’s children are reportedly “ecstatic,” but the estate controller is yet to be determined.