Rap great Dr. DrE has sent his lawyers after bosses of gossip website TheDirty.com after they posted reports about an affair between the hitmaker and a hot video star.

Rumours posted online suggest the rapper/producer is planning to leave his wife Nicole for model Kili Anderson - and Dr. Dre, who has been married since 1996, is keen to end the speculation.

His legal eagles have fired off a cease and desist letter demanding TheDirty.com's editors remove blog posts linked to the false reports, according to Tmz.com.

Dr. Dre is also calling for an apology.