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Mother of Nipsey Hussle’s daughter claims his sister refused to give her back

Mother of Nipsey Hussle's daughter claims his sister refused to give her back
Nipsey Hussle. Photo: Instagram/@nipseyhussle

The mother of Nipsey Hussle’s daughter told the court that the rap legend’s sister took custody of the girl and refused to give her back after he was murdered on March 31.

Tanisha Foster said she will do whatever it takes to get back her daughter, 10-year-old Emani Asghedom, that she shared with Nipsey Hussle.


Nipsey’s sister, Samantha Smith, has filed papers with the court, The Blast reports, requesting legal guardianship over Emani. Smith claims that Foster has not and cannot provide a stable environment to raise Emani. Smith’s sentiments are shared by the rest of Nipsey’s family, most particularly Nip’s brother Blacc Samm and father Dawit Asghedom.

In fact, Smith felt so strongly about Foster’s inability to care for Emani that she requested the court avoid notifying Foster of the legal maneuver. The judge rejected Smith’s non-notification request, however.


Emani was reportedly visiting Nipsey the day that he was murdered outside his Marathon Clothing Store in South Los Angeles. Smith then took the kept Emani and refused to give the daughter to her mother, Foster claims.

When the opposing parties appeared in court, the judge reportedly cleared the courtroom for 20 minutes so that Foster and Emani could spend time together. Foster reportedly broke down in tears because it was the first time in months that she had seen her daughter.

After the first appearance in court, Foster vowed to The Blast that she loves her “daughter and I’ll do whatever it takes to get her back.”

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