Nipsey Hussle’s Sister Keeps Custody Of His 10-Year-Old Daughter
The month-long guardianship fight over Nispey Hussle’s 10-year-old daughter Emani has a new development, according to TMZ.
After filing for guardianship papers for her niece in April, Hussle’s sister Samantha Smith was awarded temporary custody on Monday. The ruling comes after Smith was denied temporary custody in late April.
Smith and Emani’s mother Tanisha Foster appeared in court, where a judge decided that Emani would remain with Smith until the next hearing which is scheduled in July.
Foster was not happy regarding the decision and shared her thoughts with cameras while leaving the courtroom.
“I’m pissed off, God bless,” she said.
Foster lawyer, Larry Lewellyn, told the outlet that she was working to secure a visitation schedule so that Foster could see her daughter on a regular basis.
The news comes days after Los Angeles police officials issued a warrant for Foster after she failed to appear in court over a pending DUI 2017 charge.
Unfortunately the warrant did not help Foster combat allegations from Hussle’s family, who claim Foster is not fit to take care of Emani.
In her original petition to the court Smith wrote that by filing for guardianship, she wanted to “ensure the continued stability for Emani and ensure that she will be able to maintain her current and ongoing relationship.” The filing was backed by Hussle’s older brother Samiel “Black Samm” Asghedom, and father, Dawit Asghedom.
Monday’s hearing was scheduled as a follow-up from last week when Foster broke into tears after seeing her daughter, who she reportedly had not seen in months. The presiding judge gave the two over 20 minutes together to become reacquainted.
Emani is the product of the former relationship between the rapper and Foster, who dated for several years. At the time of his death, Hussle was in a five-year relationship with actress Lauren London, whom he shares a two-year old son with named Kross.
Hussle’s daughter has been living with his family since his untimely death where he was shot and killed outside of his L.A. based store, The Marathon, on March 31.