His first major success came with the rap group N. Dre started up Aftermath Entertainment in and signed Eminem and 50 Cent to his label. He eventually co-founded the company Beats Electronics with Jimmy Iovine, going on to make millions from its sale to Apple. Born Andre Romelle Young, Dr. Dre came from a musical background. Both of his parents were singers. His mother, Verna, quit her group the Four Aces shortly before Dre was born. His middle name comes from one of the bands his father Theodore belonged to, the Romells.
Nicole Young just filed legal docs, obtained by TMZ, in which she claims she was forced to sign the prenup back in Given the extraordinary pressure and intimidation by Andre, I was left with no option but to hire a lawyer of course, with the help of Andre's team of professionals and unwillingly signed the agreement very shortly before our marriage. She then says 2 years into the marriage, "Andre acknowledged to me that he felt ashamed he had pressured me into signing a premarital agreement and he tore up multiple copies of the agreement in front of me. Since the day he tore up the agreements, we both understood that there was no premarital agreement, and that it was null and void. Sources connected to Dre beg to differ, telling TMZ, he never expressed shame over the prenup and he never tore it up or said it was invalid. Our sources also say Nicole had her own lawyer and she had a clear choice on whether to sign or not. Our sources say Dre has made it clear Nicole is asking the judge to separate the divorce from the prenup issue, but it looks like a fight is brewing.
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By Chelsea Hirsch and Nicki Gostin. Nicole filed for divorce in June after 24 years of marriage. However, his camp says the producer never expressed any remorse over the documents and none were ever torn up. He also attested in his response to her divorce petition, obtained by Page Six, that he wanted his earnings and accumulations before, during and after the date of separation to remain separate. He also stated that he wants the community property to be divided per their prenup.
Andre Romelle Young born February 18, , known professionally as Dr. Dre , is an American rapper, record producer, audio engineer, record executive, entrepreneur, and actor. Dre began his career as a member of the World Class Wreckin' Cru in , and later found fame with the gangsta rap group N. The group popularized explicit lyrics in hip hop to detail the violence of street life. During the early s, Dre was credited as a key figure in the crafting and popularization of West Coast G-funk , a subgenre of hip hop characterized by a synthesizer foundation and slow, heavy beats. Dre's solo debut studio album The Chronic , released under Death Row Records, made him one of the best-selling American music artists of