Mu­sic mogul set to take a money beat­ing as wife splits


MONEYBAGS rap mogul Dr. Dre is reel­ing in shock after his wife of 24 years, Ni­cole Young, socked him with di­vorce pa­pers — and is set to claim at least half of his whop­ping $1 bil­lion for­tune!

Sources blab that the 55-year-old hip-hop hon­cho — who founded the huge Beats Elec­tron­ics brand — had no prenup and was blind­sided by the June 29 fil­ing of his 50-yearold spouse.

“Ni­cole was go­ing to file for di­vorce months ago, but he talked her out of it,” snitches an in­sider. “He wasn’t aware of this fil­ing, so it’s a big shock for him. She’s done with him.”

Co-pro­ducer of the 2015 biopic Straight Outta Comp­ton, Dr. Dre — real name An­dre Romelle Young — has a check­ered past, in­clud­ing al­le­ga­tions of abu­sive be­hav­ior, for which he apol­o­gized. In ad­di­tion to his two chil­dren with Ni­cole — son Truice, 23, and daugh­ter Truly, 19 — the Let It Ride singer has Cur­tis, 38, La Tanya, 37, Mar­cel, 29, and An­dre Jr., who died of an ap­par­ent drug over­dose in 2008.

Sev­eral gals, in­clud­ing his ex-fi­ancée Michel’le and hip-hop writer Dee Barnes, have ac­cused him of be­ing a phys­i­cally abu­sive lout.

“Twenty-five years ago, I was a young man drinking too much and

struc­ture in my life,” Dre ad­mit­ted in 2015. “How­ever, none of this is an ex­cuse for what I did.”

He in­sisted that since get­ting hitched to Ni­cole: “Every day I’m work­ing to be a bet­ter man for my fam­ily, seek­ing guid­ance along the way.

“I’m do­ing ev­ery­thing I can so I never re­sem­ble that man again. I apol­o­gize to the women I’ve hurt. I deeply re­gret what I did.” been fed up with the fake doc for some time.

“He’s been no an­gel,” says the in­sider. “She grew tired of liv­ing a farce. They’ve been lead­ing sep­a­rate lives for a long while now and were mar­ried in name only.

“Ni­cole … has her own life to live, and she’s de­mand­ing spousal sup­port.

“Ev­ery­one sus­pects he’ll have to cough up what­ever she wants.”

Dr. Dre was blind­sided by the di­vorce, an in­sider says. It was a “big shock”

N.W.A ac­cept­ing their 2017 en­trance to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: (from left) MC Ren, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and DJ Yella

Ex-fi­ancée Michel’le, one of the women who called him abu­sive

Wife Ni­cole Young, who has no prenup, could claim at least half of Dr. Dre’s $1 bil­lion for­tune, sources say

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