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Nipsey Hussle's Sister Reportedly Files For Guardianship Of His Daughter Emani, Allegedly Claims Her Mother 'Can't Properly Care For Her'

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There's been an unexpected twist after the death of Nipsey Hussle.  His sister, Samantha, is reportedly now seeking guardianship of the late rapper's daughter, and there are alleged claims that her mother Tanisha is unable to care for her.  Story inside.

Samantha Smith, the half sister of Nipsey Hussle, is trying to make good on her promise to care for his oldest child, 7-year-old Emani Asghedom.  According to new court docs, Samantha is filing for guardianship of her.


Samantha was seencaring for Emani during Nipsey's memorial services as well.

The Blast reports that she "wants to put a guardianship in place to ensure that she can make legal custody decisions regarding Emani".  It's also about keeping her near her paternal family as the site states the guardianship is “to ensure [Emani] can continue to live with family members with whom she has always had close ties.”

Interestingly, the docs are also co-signed by Nipsey's father.

The site continues:

According to the guardianship filing, Emani’s current address was omitted due to the “ongoing criminal investigation of father’s homicide.” Emani’s mother is a woman named Tanisha, who goes by the name Chyna Hussle. It’s unclear why Tanisha has not tried to declare custody, or if she is aware that Nipsey’s sister is making a move for the young girl.

Nipsey’s father, Dawit Asghedom, also signed off on the documents, giving his blessing for Smith to be the guardian.

Smith says she has “always been a presence in Emani’s life and along with the rest of Emani’s paternal family has assisted in her care.”

TMZ added that "sources say Samantha believes the child's biological mother is unable to care for the child."

Samantha has a child of her own as well:

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You are my heart. You are my strength my wisdom my joy my balance. You are my Superhero. Invincible to me. I feel so safe with you. I feel so covered and protected. Imperfections do not exist with you because you are flawless. I need you I need you please let me hold you again. You are my baby. To the world you are the strongest man and to me you are the most vulnerable innocent child. Your heart is pure they don’t know you like we know you. Your love is expansive. Talk to me again. You’ve taught me so much. You hold me down through everything. I got Lauren. I got Emani. I got Kross. I got Sam, he is my responsibility now. He is my big little brother. I got mommy and Granny and Pop. You gave me so many tools. You gave me so much insight. We will talk every second of everyday and I am here to carry out your vision. Ermias God Will Rise. I love you forever and I will cry forever. You are my lifeline as long as I am here you are too.

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Since Nipsey's death, Emani's mother Tanisha has changed her Instagram name to ChynaHussle. She also previously changed her last name to Asghedom, despite never being married. It's unclear if she made the change legally or symbolically.


Tanisha has also been under fire for posting numerous messages about loving Nipsey ever since his death, despite being in a new relationship. Commenters have blasted her for seemingly clout chasing, while other commenters are defending her.

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My Easter egg

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The comments have been ruthless on Tanisha's posts with her new man, whom she posted about quite a bit before Nipsey passed:

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I love him

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We're not sure what's going on or why exactly Samantha feels Tanisha is not capable of taking care of her own daughter. In Samantha's tribute to her late brother right after his death, she did say, "I got Emani."

We'll keep you updated.


Photos: Getty/Instagram

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