Nate Dogg's widow has dropped her legal battle to take over control of the late hip-hop star's estate.

The Area Codes singer, real name Nathaniel Dwayne Hale, died last year (11) after suffering complications from multiple strokes, but the 41 year old did not have a will at the time of his death and his wife LaToya Calvin took charge of his finances.

She filed court papers in August (12) asking to be appointed estate administrator, with help from Hale's mother, Ruth Homes, but the move did not sit well with the star's six children from previous relationships, and they challenged the petition, claiming the two women did not have their best interests at heart.

However, Calvin has since decided not to pursue the family feud and she withdrew the court documents earlier this month (Nov12).

Her lawyer tells, "Nate's children wanted a 'professional administration' and Ruth and LaToya decided to withdraw to avoid conflict with the children."

Nate Dogg's kids requested an attorney named Alex Borden be placed in charge of the estate administration, although a judge has yet to rule on that request.