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Nate Dogg’s Ex-Girlfriend Pleads for Child Support from Late Rapper’s Estate


In a legal move that’s captured public attention, the mother of the late singer Nate Dogg’s 17-year-old son, Jayden, has filed a petition in Los Angeles Superior Court seeking child support from the estate of the iconic rapper. Shereda Williams, Nate Dogg’s former girlfriend and the custodial parent of their son, is earnestly requesting financial assistance for their child, whose 18th birthday is fast approaching on April 8, 2024.

Shereda Williams was granted sole physical custody of Jayden and revealed in her court filing that back in 2006, a court order stipulated that Nate Dogg should provide $4,358 per month in child support. Nate Dogg, a beloved figure in the hip-hop world, tragically passed away on March 15, 2011, leaving behind a musical legacy and a complicated financial situation.

In a twist of fate, in 2013, the court approved a modification of the child support arrangement, reducing the amount to $3,000 per month. However, Shereda Williams contends that an error occurred in the court order, jeopardizing her financial stability. She is now imploring the court to ensure that Nate Dogg’s estate fulfills the child support obligations originally established.

Nate Dogg’s passing posed various challenges for his family. The rapper, renowned for his contributions to West Coast hip-hop, passed away without having drafted a will. With six children to consider, this absence of a will meant that the distribution of his assets and financial responsibilities became increasingly complicated.

At the time of his death, Nate Dogg was married to a woman named LaToya Calvin, who subsequently sought to become the administrator of his estate. This move by LaToya Calvin triggered a contentious legal battle within Nate Dogg’s family, as his children contested her claims.

Nate Dogg’s son, Naijiel Hale, accused LaToya of being responsible for a car accident that left the rapper gravely injured and significantly contributed to his health issues, including strokes that ultimately led to his untimely death. Rhoda, Naijiel’s mother, supported her son’s opposition to LaToya’s administrator role. Shockingly, it was revealed that LaToya did not attend Nate Dogg’s funeral, adding further strain to the family’s relationship.

Legal records indicate that Nate Dogg had sought a divorce from LaToya Calvin a mere 19 days before his passing. Despite initiating the divorce process, it was never finalized, leaving additional questions about the handling of his estate.

As the complex financial situation surrounding Nate Dogg’s estate unraveled, it was revealed in 2012 that the rapper owned real estate valued at $350,000, with $150,000 in outstanding mortgage debt. This financial arrangement left approximately $200,000 to be divided among his six children.

Earlier this year, LaToya Calvin filed court documents seeking permission to sell Nate Dogg’s music catalog. She asserted that the current estate administrator was not taking offers seriously. Several interested parties had come forward, expressing their intent to acquire the entire catalog or a share of the rights, with management control, a move that could significantly impact the late rapper’s legacy.

With Shereda Williams’ recent court petition for child support, this ongoing legal saga concerning Nate Dogg’s estate, his musical legacy, and the well-being of his children remains a topic of considerable public interest. The final resolution will likely shape the future financial landscape for the late rapper’s loved ones and the continued preservation of his musical contributions.

Written by
Derek Chan – Editor


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