Dr. Dre asks judge to grant him “single status” amid divorce battle

Dr. Dre has asked a judge to declare him single amid a nasty divorce from his wife Nicole Young.

Dr Dre and estranged wife, Nicole Young in happier times. (Photo: La Times)

The rapper turn mogul has asked a judge to grant him “single status” after his lawyer, Laura Wasser, argued that Young’s “false allegations of domestic violence” demonstrated that their relationship is beyond repair.

Wasser also filed for a bifurcation of divorce which means a judge could end the marriage with the outstanding issues being discussed at a later date.

Among Young’s claims of violence are that Dr. Dre twice held a gun to her head, punched her in the face twice and kicked down the door to a room she had taken to in order to ‘hide from his rage’.

Her request for a restraining order was denied last week after a judge stated she needs to provide additional evidence.