Nipsey Hussle's Sister Denied Guardianship Of Rapper's Daughter
Nipsey Hussle’s sister, Samantha Smith, has been denied temporary guardianship of the late rapper’s 10-year-old daughter, Emani Asghedom. According to The Blast, a judge denied Smith’s request for an emergency order that would grant temporary guardianship of Emani. The ruling says, "No urgency demonstrated for granting this relief prior to hearing on May 14th." Smith filed the request earlier this week.
Also, Smith indicated in her filing that she did not want to inform Emani’s mother, Tanisha Foster, of her request. However, the judge ruled that Foster must be given notice of the hearing.
On another note, The Blast reports that Foster could file against Nipsey’s sister's request for custody of Emani. Nipsey and Foster were granted joint custody of their daughter in 2013. Per the documents, Nipsey was given weekends with Emani, while Foster had her during the week. Smith says that despite Foster being Emani’s legal primary guardian, Nipsey was the child’s de facto caregiver as she spent the majority of her time with him. Smith went on to explain that the arrangement was because of Foster’s inability to properly provide for Emani, which prompted her to seek custody following Nipsey’s murder.
In Smith’s petition, she didn’t mention the 2013 joint custody ruling. Because of this, Complex reports that Foster would have a strong legal case if she wanted to fight for guardianship. Foster has reportedly not filed in opposition to Smith. If Foster is granted full custody, she would have a legal right to money collected from Nipsey’s estate. She would also have an official say in the way business is conducted until Emani is of legal age.