Since the tragic death of Nipsey Hussle in March 2019, there has been an intense custody battle over her 13-year-old daughter, Emani Asghedom.
According to new legal documents obtained by The Blast, Asghedom’s mother, Tanisha Foster, is seeking to end the current guardianship in place for Emani and is seeking full custody. Foster also requested a “neutral experience financial planner” to manage Emani’s legacy. At the time of Nipsey Hussle’s death, Foster granted guardianship of Asghedom to the late rapper’s immediate family; which includes his brother, Sam, and his sister, Samantha.
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The documents state that “Tanisha’s motivation for doing so was in recognition of her own financial limitations; his desire to maintain the standard of living and [familial] contact that the minor had had with the paternal family before the death of her father; and on verbal assurances that each of them would act in Emani’s best interest.
Shortly after, Foster alleged that the Asghedom-Smith family began “to use their financial situation and influence to ignore their priorities by controlling the desires of Emani and Tanisha by withholding financial assistance and reducing visitation. “. She also believes the family favors Nipsey’s longtime girlfriend Lauren London, with whom he shared a son.
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In the court filing, Foster said, “I continued to take an active role in Emani’s life. She often spends the night with me, I take her to school and I continue to do what a parent would do with their child. I am very unhappy that the guards do not take my calls. I have to go through a third party or Emani to communicate with the tutors. There is no circumstance or event in my life that would disqualify me from returning to my exclusive role as Emani’s parent. There is no longer any need for guardianship. Emani regularly asks me when she and I will be able to live together. She longs to be with me like her mother. I beg the court to terminate the existing guardianship. »
Both parties were scheduled to appear in court on Friday, March 25, but it is currently unclear whether the motion to terminate conservatorship has been granted.
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