Dr Dre is not giving up his $800 million fortune without a fight.
The rapper has responded to his wife’s divorce petition, pointing out that they have a prenuptial agreement in place.
Nicole Young, 50, filed paperwork to end her marriage to the rapper - whose real name is Andre Romelle Young - last month after 24 years, citing irreconcilable differences, and she is seeking spousal support and a division of their property.
According to TMZ, Dre - who is estimated to be worth a moerse R13.4billion - responded in court on Wednesday, via his lawyer, agreeing to pay spousal support, but he outlined any property division should be determined by their prenup.
Nicole had reportedly failed to mention a prenup in her divorce petition.
The 55-year-old said their separation date was on 27 March, but this changed when the Covid-19 lockdown began.
But the pair do not need to pay papgeld, as their kids - son Truice Young, 23, and daughter Truly Young, 19 - are adults.
Nicole and Dre married in 1996 after meeting in the mid-90s while she was still married to then-husband Sedale Threatt, whom she split from in 1996 when Dre reportedly penned a romantic letter to Nicole which convinced her to leave the basketball star and speen with him instead.
In 2015, Dre praised his wife and their children for helping him “be a better man” for the sake of his family, as he said sorry for mistakes he made in the past.
He says: “I’ve been married for 19 years and 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 apologise to the women I’ve hurt. I deeply regret what I did and know that it has forever impacted all of our lives.”
Referring to the women he had hurt, Dre was accused of multiple incidents of women abuse, dating back to 1991.
The Let Me Ride hitmaker also has La Tanya Danielle, 37, Curtis, 38, and Marcel, 29, from previous relationships, as well as son Andre Young Jr. who died in 2008.