In a stroke of serendipity, the same weekend that Nipsey Hussle received a king’s sendoff during the BET Awards in Los Angeles, his 10-year-old daughter also paid tribute to her late father at her recent elementary school graduation.
Emani Asghedom paid homage to her father, who was born Ermias Asghedom, as well as her mother Tanisha Foster, as she celebrated her graduation from elementary school.
“I want to begin by sharing my thankfulness for my mom for believing in me, and my dad, for always being there for me,” Asghedom said, according to Page Six.
Fans shared photos on Instagram of Emani in her cap and gown and posing with her friends and family. Also in attendance was Nipsey’s sister Samantha Smith, who currently has legal custody of Emani, and her half-brother Kross, whose mother is actress Lauren London.
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𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐆𝐑𝐀𝐓𝐔𝐋𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒 𝐌𝐀𝐍𝐈 𝐌𝐎𝐍!✨😫💙 Just to see a lot of people surrounding her with love & light it’s beautiful. You’re father is definitely smiling really big right now. I know he is so proud of you. Such a strong solid family. Let’s please continue to lift them all up with prayers & a lot of guidance🙏🏾💙. Nipsey has definitely raised a smart queen. Also J roc & Mani mon💙He’s such an important & significant person in her life & the fact that they are all there as a family says a lot. Emani looks exactly like her father… the smile & everything. Kross looks so tall like his father😫💙 but 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐌𝐀𝐑𝐀𝐓𝐇𝐎𝐍 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐔𝐄𝐒💙🏁
“Baby girl growing up,” Smith penned in the comments section. Foster is currently fighting in court to regain custody of her daughter Emani from Nipsey’s sister. Both women are scheduled to return to court in July.
As rolling out reported, Nipsey’s family was on hand to receive his posthumous Humanitarian Award at the 2019 BET Awards on Sunday due to the late businessman and rapper’s philanthropy and civic work in the community.