Nipsey Hussle’s family has joined forces in the fight for temporary guardianship of his 10-year-old daughter Emani Asghedom.
Hussle’s brother Samiel Asghdeom, who also goes by “Blacc Sam,” signed a declaration on April 30 of support in favor of his sister Samantha Smith obtaining guardianship, according to a report by The Blast.
In the declaration which was heavily redacted, Asghedom claims he has “personal knowledge of the facts set forth in this declaration.”
As we previously reported, Smith is embroiled in a guardianship battle regarding the well-being of the young child, claiming that her biological mother, Tanisha Foster, is not capable of properly caring for Emani.
However, days after her initial filing which was also supported by Hussle’s father, Dawit Asghedom, Smith was denied temporary custody by an Los Angeles superior judge. Though Smith was trying to gain access to Emani before a scheduled hearing on May 14, the judge felt the fast racking was unnecessary.
Prior to Hussle’s death on March 31, both he and Foster shared joint custody.
Many remain unclear on whether or not Foster has given her consent over Smith filing for custody. According to multiple legal reports, Foster would have to agree to turn over her parental rights in order for Smith to obtain guardianship, along with proof that Foster is an unfit parent.
Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, also leaves a 2-year-old son, Kross Asghedom, with longtime partner, actress Lauren London.