The divorce battle between Dr Dre and his estranged wife Nicole Young continues to get messier, with the news that the hip-hop mogul is now accusing Young of failing to give back his possessions, according to The Blast.
According to the publication, Dre sent a courier to retrieve his items from the Malibu residence where Young is currently staying while the rapper remains at their Brentwood mansion, but Young reportedly refused the courier entry, which Dre has now filed legal documents about.
“Mr. Young sent someone to Malibu this morning to pick up some of his personal belongings (something Ms. Young does almost daily at the Brentwood home),” the legal representative to Dr. Dre wrote to Nicole Young’s team in a letter on July 30.
“At first, your client said ok, but after walking away for 5 minutes (assumedly to call your office) she came back and rejected the request.”
The attorney elaborated, naming the items that Dre has tried to retrieve: “The items in question are Mr. Young’s golf clubs, his motorcycle, and his registered firearm for return to the gun safe at [the Brentwood home].”
It comes after news the couple were reportedly battling over their prenup agreement, with Young claiming the “Forgot About Dre” hitmaker “ripped up” the official document two years after they tied the knot in 1996. Dre has denied the claim in an effort to protect his billion-dollar empire.
Young also requested access to the mogul’s financial records, with the rap icon’s legal team saying that while they are willing to share the couple’s joint tax returns, Dre’s accountant has filed a declaration in the case and explained he’s maintained “separate books and records for [Dre] and each of his separate property business entities for the past two decades.”
“We prepared a separate retainer agreement for our representation of (Dre’s) separate property and separate business interests and another retainer agreement for our work for the parties in connection with one joint community property account, the preparation of joint income tax returns, and the payment of various living expenses for the parties,” the accountant said.
“The documents requested span more than a decade and involve at least seven different sets of books and records.”