Friday, March 25, 2022

Custody Battle Brewing Over Nipsey Hussle's Daughter

Tanisha Foster, the mother of the late rapper Nipsey Hussel's 13-year-old daughter Emani Asghedom, has taken Nipsey's family to court claiming she and Nipsey were still in a relationship at the time of his death and accuses the family of mismanaging their daughter's estate...

From The Blast
Tanisha Foster is objecting to the guardianship currently in place for the 13-year-old, consisting of Nipsey’s family including his brother, Sam.
In the filing, Tanisha claims she was in a “loving relationship” with Nipsey at the time of his unexpected death, which existed since the birth of their daughter in 2008. During his lifetime, the two of them shared custody of Emani, and Nipsey was the primary source of financial support for both of them including housing, food, and other “living expenses.”
Nipsey was murdered by a known gang member in front of his Los Angeles store, which was obviously a sudden “shock and tragedy” for both Tanisha and their minor daughter. At the time, Emani’s mother says she allowed a guardianship to take hold giving several of Nipsey’s family members custody of the child.
“Tanisha’s motivation for doing so was in recognition of her own financial limitations; her desire to maintain the standard of living and family contact the minor had experienced with the paternal family prior to her father’s death; and upon the verbal assurances that each of them would act in the best interests of Emani,” the document states.
Unfortunately, she claims, shortly after entering into the agreement they started “using their financial position and influence to disregard their priorities by controlling the desires of Emani and Tanisha by withholding financial assistance and reducing visitation.”
Now, she is no longer agrees with the guardianship and is asking a “neutral experience financial planner” to be in charge of Emani’s inheritance from her father.
Shockingly, Tanisha claims one of the major issues with the current situation is that Nipsey’s family “have frequently demonstrated their disdain for Emani’s mother in favor of Lauren London who is the mother of the other two minors and such attitude may impact the ability for (the family) to carry out their fiduciary duties as guardian of the minor’s estate.