The mother of Nipsey Hussle‘s 10-year-old daughter is fighting to regain custody of her daughter and claims the late rapper’s sister took custody of the girl after he was killed and has refused to return her.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Tanisha Foster is objecting to the filing by Samantha Smith, who asked the court to be named guardian after Nipsey died.
Foster states that she is Emani Asghedom’s mother and believes the “Law and Policy of this state favors the protection of the rights of natural parents and their children. Objector has statutory priority over petitioner.”
She claims that Emani was visiting Nipsey Hussle on the day that he was killed and says that Smith “unlawfully took the minor and as of this date, despite objectors demand, refused to return the minor to Objector.”
Foster believes that “the best interests” of Emani are not being served by Smith’s “act of removing the minor from her mother’s custody; and by refusing contact between minor and mother.”
She wants Smith’s petition to be denied.
A judge has yet to rule.
Nipsey Hussle’s sister first applied for guardianship of Emani and made it clear she did not want the girl’s mother to be notified of the move.
Samantha also has the support of Nipsey’s brother, Blacc Sam, and his father, who both signed off in documents that they believe Emani should be with Samantha.
All parties were in court last week where Foster was given a chance to spend time with Emani. She told The Blast after the hearing, “I love my daughter and I’ll do whatever it takes to get her back.”