Nipsey Hussle's brother, Samiel Asghedom, was appointed as head of his estate, but that isn’t going over well with his ex-wife, Tanisha Foster, who is mother to one of Nipsey’s two children. TMZ reports that she is gearing up to request to be named administrator of the estate. Tanisha is mother to Emani, and his second child is Kross, whose mom is Nipsey’s longtime girlfriend Lauren London.
Pursuant to California law, that money would be shared equally between his two children.
As previously reported, Samiel Asghedom, known also as Blacc Sam, recently filed legal documents making a request to be designated as the administrator of his younger brother's estate, because Nipsey died without a will. A judge will make a ruling on this request early this summer.
iHeartRadio’s recent article, “Nipsey Hussle's Ex Wants Access To His Money; Plans To Take Family To Court,” notes that Tanisha is also fighting for custody of the daughter she shared with Nipsey. A judge recently ruled that Nipsey's sister Samantha Smith would maintain custody of his 10-year-old daughter for the time being.
If Tanisha is someday awarded custody of Emani, she would have some say in the handling of the money the girl is set to receive from her father's estate. Tanisha was recently seen storming out of the courtroom, after the judge's ruling to give temporary custody to Samantha. In tears, she said that she was "pissed off" about this decision. There’s another court hearing to discuss the custody of Emani scheduled for July.
Nipsey's ex-wife claimed Samantha took custody of Emani, after the rapper was killed in late March and refused to return her. In court documents, Tanisha objected to Samantha's earlier filing to be named guardian of the 10-year-old, arguing that her biological ties support the fact that she should be awarded custody.
Tanisha also claimed that Emani was visiting her father Nipsey on the day he was murdered and said that Samantha "unlawfully took the minor and as of this date, despite objector’s demand, refused to return the minor to Objector." She also said she believes "the best interests" of Emani are not being served by Samantha's "act of removing the minor from her mother’s custody; and by refusing contact between minor and mother."
An emergency request was made by Samantha to be appointed a temporary guardian to Emani in April. The judge denied it and said there was no urgency to granting this relief, until a May 14 hearing.
Reference: iHeartRadio (May 22, 2019) “Nipsey Hussle's Ex Wants Access To His Money; Plans To Take Family To Court”