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Nate Dogg Charged With Stalking, Adding to His Fun Year

July 9, 2008 10:45 AM ET

Los Angeles prosecutors have filed felony stalking charges against Nate Dogg after the "ghetto preacher" allegedly pursued his wife's car in a high-speed chase and threatened her with "terrorist threats" in an incident last month. Now, Nate Dogg hasn't released an album in five years, but judging by the amount of street cred he's accumulated in 2008, we'd recommend he get into the studio fast. Things kicked off solemnly, with Nate suffering a stroke that nearly paralyzed him and almost ruined his singing career. That incident did produce what may be the most relaxed 911 call ever, as Nate's then-girlfriend tells the operator, with the urgency of ordering at a drive-thru, that Nate had suffered a supposed-"heart attack." Even though Nate survived and recovered, that didn't stop the internet from taking it upon itself and pronouncing that Nate Dogg was dead in May, which turned out to be false. To prove he was very much alive, Nate went ahead and got himself arrested. Nate is due in court for an arraignment on July 16.

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