Dr. Dre’s wife, Nicole Young has challenged the validity of their prenuptial agreement in their $1 billion (£765 million) divorce.
In legal documents obtained by TMZ, Nicole Young claimed she was ‘extremely reluctant’ to sign the prenup in 1996, revealing she felt ‘backed into a corner’ by the rapper, also known as Andre Romelle Young.
“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 wrote.
Recollecting 2 years into the marriage: “Andre acknowledged to me that he felt ashamed he had pressured me into signing a premarital agreement,” Nicole said the Let Me Ride hitmaker then tore up multiple copies of the agreement in front of her.
“Since the day he tore up the agreements, we both understood that there was no premarital agreement, and that it was null and void,” the document continued.
Sources connected to Dre beg to differ, telling TMZ his estranged wife’s claims are bogus and she had a choice on whether to sign or not.
Dre has already agreed to pay spousal support and cover her expenses.
Nicole is asking the judge to separate the divorce from the prenup issue