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.
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.