Nipsey Hussle’s sister has reportedly filed paperwork to obtain legal custody of the rapper’s daughter Emani.
According to TMZ, Samantha Smith filed legal docs in L.A. County Superior court seeking legal guardianship of 10-year-old Emani Asghedom.
Sources close to the family say that Samantha doesn’t think her niece’s mother—Nipsey’s first baby mama, Tanisha Asghedom—is capable of caring for her.
Nipsey was reportedly Emani’s primary caregiver before his tragic death, and Samantha said she helped take care of Emani and wants “to ensure the continued stability for Emani and ensure that she will be able to maintain her current and ongoing relationship” with Nipsey’s family.
Nipsey fathered another child, his 2-year-old son Kross, with his girlfriend Lauren London, however, Kross isn’t the subject of the conservatorship as he lives with his mother.
Emani’s mom, Tanisha Asghedom, has been on the blogs a lot following Nipsey’s passing.
After his funeral, fans wondered why she wasn’t invited on stage to pay tribute like everyone else in the family. And when she posted her own tribute on Instagram, trolls slammed her, saying she was just clout chasing.
Nipsey died March 31st after he was gunned down outside his The Marathon clothing store in Crenshaw.
On April 2nd, Samantha posted a tribute to Nipsey on Instagram and wrote: “I got Lauren. I got Emani. I got Kross.”
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You are my heart. You are my strength my wisdom my joy my balance. You are my Superhero. Invincible to me. I feel so safe with you. I feel so covered and protected. Imperfections do not exist with you because you are flawless. I need you I need you please let me hold you again. You are my baby. To the world you are the strongest man and to me you are the most vulnerable innocent child. Your heart is pure they don’t know you like we know you. Your love is expansive. Talk to me again. You’ve taught me so much. You hold me down through everything. I got Lauren. I got Emani. I got Kross. I got Sam, he is my responsibility now. He is my big little brother. I got mommy and Granny and Pop. You gave me so many tools. You gave me so much insight. We will talk every second of everyday and I am here to carry out your vision. Ermias God Will Rise. I love you forever and I will cry forever. You are my lifeline as long as I am here you are too.