Court Denies Nipsey Hussle's Sister Urgent Request For Temporary Custody Of His Daughter
The young girl's biological mother has reportedly not attempted to regain custody following Nipsey's death.
Update (May 2, 2019): Samantha Smith’s urgent request for temporary custody of Emani Asghedom has been denied.
"No urgency demonstrated for granting this relief prior to hearing on May 14th," the ruling states in documents obtained by The Blast.
The judge ruled that Foster must be made aware of the notice for custody before the hearing.
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Original: Nipsey Hussle's sister is to carry on the baton of her brother's parentage and has applied for guardianship of his 10-year-old daughter.
Yahoo reports Samantha Smith has filed a petition to become the official guardian of Emani Asghedom, one of Nipsey's two children. The 33-year-old businessman was reportedly the primary caretaker of his daughter, the eldest of his offspring, up until his death on March 31.
The young girl's mother, who goes by Tanisha Asghedom and Chynna Hussle online, has reportedly not attempted to file for custody of her daughter since her father's death.
According to TMZ, the forms were submitted "to ensure the continued stability for Emani and ensure that she will be able to maintain her current and ongoing relationship" with her paternal family. The legal papers purportedly assert that Samantha has played a role in Emani's life since birth, stating that she's helped raise her and would like to continue.
The hopeful guardian wrote that she's “always been a presence in Emani’s life and, along with the rest of Emani’s paternal family, has assisted in her care.”
Nipsey's father, Dawit Asghedom, also consented and confirmed that he believes Smith is fit for the parental role.
The Grammy-nominated artist's family expressed in the documents the desire for Emani to continue living with his paternal family with "whom she has always had close ties.”
Smith, whose age is unknown, spoke at the rapper's Staples Center memorial service about the impact her older brother had on her upbringing and the closeness they shared. She visibly comforted the young girl throughout the entirety of the ceremony and assisted her while she was on stage to give a speech, as Blavity reported.
Nipsey Hussle also had a younger son, Kross, with his long-time girlfriend, Lauren London.
Nipsey's family is serious about keeping his memory alive and his marathon on point. No generation left behind.
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