Hed: Nate Dogg Arrested for Stalking
Dek: If he had wings, he would fly ... let him contemplate.
SOAPnet OandU readers. This one's a bit of a doozy, but if you enjoy the smooth R&B sounds of Nathaniel Dwayne "Nate Dogg" Hale as much as we do, we think it'll be worth it.
The Associated Press reports that the crooner was charged on Monday with felony stalking, after his wife claimed he threatened and followed her on a freeway south of Los Angeles.
We know. Heavy stuff, right?
No word on how Dogg's attorney Mark Geragos plans to defend his client -- but we think a blueprint is pretty clearly laid out in Nate's 1994 song "Regulate." If we may:
First, this is clearly a misunderstanding. What's south of Los Angeles? Long Beach. And what could Nate be doing there? Hitting the East Side, on a mission trying to find Mr. Warren G.
Next, it's quite possible the prosecution will then distract the jury with stories of Mr. Dogg picking up a car-full of "skirts" and heading to the Eastside Motel. But there's no need to tweak. Adultery, while immoral, is not a crime. Besides -- one could then swoop in with the reminder that had our client not "regulated" in an earlier situation, the aforementioned Warren G would have had both his wealth and life taken (in his hometown, no less). As to the assorted bodies he may or may not have turned cold in that fracas -- well, nothing's been proven.
Finally, and we hate to have to resort to this, but there's always the intimidation factor. If the jury knows like WE know ... they don't want to step to this. It's the G-funk Era, funked out with a gangsta twist, after all.
We rest our case. And yes, we are insane.
What's your favorite '90s jam?