Dr. Dre's Lawyer Says Disney Once Thought About Signing Him for $4 Million After 'The Chronic'

Dr. Dre's Lawyer Says Disney Once Thought About Signing Him for $4 Million After 'The Chronic'

Published Thu, July 7, 2022 at 11:51 AM EDT

Recently, Dr. Dre's lawyer Peter Paterno shared an interesting bit of information — after seeing the massive success of his 1992 classic album, The Chronic, Disney was interested in signing him to the tune of $4 million.

“We’d have these music meetings every week with Michael Eisner at Disney, and Michael Eisner came by and he sees the record’s at No. 1 and he goes, ‘I thought you had a relationship with this guy?’ I said, ‘I do,” Paterno said during a recent interview on the Connection is Magic podcast.

But then Eisner found out what Dre's music was actually about, and things skidded to an abrupt halt. "He said, ‘How come we don’t have this record?’" Paterno continued. "I go, ‘Well, Michael, let me just read you some of the lyrics… Muthaf-cka, muthaf-cka. And you know what this is on the cover? That’s a marijuana leaf.’ The deal was $4 million. He goes, ‘We can’t do that!’ I go, ‘That’s why he’s not on the label.’”

Abandoned Disney deals aside, there's a good chance Dre will be releasing more new music soon. In a recently shared video, the producer told Busta Rhymes that he recorded 247 songs during the pandemic. He recently co-produced a new single for Symba with Dem Jointz and also co-produced Eminem's single"The King & I" featuring Cee-Lo Green from the Elvis soundtrack.

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