The well-being of one Nipsey Hussle’s children is now being called into question.
According to TMZ, his sister Samantha Smith (pictured below) has just filed for legal guardianship of his 11-year-old daughter Emani Asghedom.
Per the site:
Samantha Smith filed legal docs in L.A. County Superior Court asking for guardianship. Sources say Samantha believes the child’s biological mother is unable to care for the child.
We’re told Nipsey cared for Emani before his death March 31 after being gunned down at his L.A. clothing store.
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.
The judge has yet to rule on the guardianship petition.
Nipsey had another child, 2-year-old Kross, with actress Lauren London whom he was in a relationship with at the time of his death.
On April 2, Samantha posted in her Instagram account a tribute to Nipsey, and in it she says, “I got Emani.”
It’s worth mentioning that Samantha is also a mother and has a young son pictured standing next to her at the funeral.
She also is a business owner like her late brother and owns and operates her a skin therapy spa called Glo by Samantha Smith.
As for Emani’s mother … we have learned that her name is Tanisha. She goes by Chyna Hussle on Instagram and Tanisha Asghedom on Facebook though she and Nipsey were never married.
Following his death she posted a photo with Nipsey and her daughter Emani on her Instagram account with the message: “I LOVE YOU ERMY U NO WHEN IM MAD AT YOU ITS ERMIAS Joseph I love you so much.”
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