Nipsey Hussle's Brother And Mother File For Co-Guardianship Of His Daughter


Nipsey Hussle’s brother and mother have filed documents for co-guardianship of the late rapper’s 10-year-old daughter. According to The Blast, Nipsey’s sister, Samantha Smith, previously filed for guardianship of Nipsey’s daughter, Emani back in May. However, she has now filed for an amended petition. The document says that at the recommendation of an attorney, they are requesting that Emani’s uncle, Samiel Asghedom — also known as Blacc Sam, and Emani’s grandmother, Angelique Smith, "be appointed as co-guardians with Samantha Smith."

They said that they have been a "constant and strong presence in Emani's life. They have participated in her care and upbringing since her birth. Since the unfortunate murder of Emani's father in March 2019, Samiel and Angelique have assisted in providing care for Emani."

The petition continues, "The request to appoint Samiel and Angelique as co-guardians is, per the recommendation of Minor's Counsel, a form of 'insurance policy' so that should anything happen to one of Emani's guardians, other guardians are already in place to continue in providing for Emani's care without having to return to Court."

Emani’s mother — Tanisha Foster, on the other hand, is also fighting for custody of the child. Foster has objected Smith’s filing and asked the court to be named Emani’s guardian.