Nipsey Hussle’s Sister Asks For Guardianship Over His Daughter
Nipsey Hussle’s biological sister Samantha Smith has made a petition for guardianship over his daughter Emani. There’s is no official report for why Smith has made the petition, but TMZ sources say Samantha doesn’t think that Emani’s mother, Tanisha Asghedom, is able to care for the 10-year-old alone.
Samantha says she has assisted in the care of Emani throughout her life 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. In an Instagram post two days after Nipsey’s death, Samantha promised to her late brother, “I got Emani.”
Reportedly, Ermias Asghedom bka Nipsey Hussle primarily took care of his daughter before his death.
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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.
So far, Tanisha hasn’t responded publicly to Samantha’s guardianship request. Last month, she did post up this tribute to Nipsey to express her love for him.
The report does not mention that Sam wants custody over Emani, just guardianship. The difference is that Sam may be able to take over with legal decisions for Emani in case her mother falls ill or is unable to in sickness, death or jail.