Seven months after he was fatally shot outside of his clothing store, Nipsey Hussle's family has officially been awarded sole custody of his 10-year-old daughter. Nipsey’s sister, Samantha Smith, first sought to obtain guardianship over Emani in April.
According to TMZ, a judge has appointed Nipsey’s immediate family, including his siblings, Smith, Sam “Blacc Sam” Asghedom, and his mother, Angelique Smith, as Emani’s guardians. Emani is from a previous relationship between the late rapper and a woman named Tanisha Foster, whom Nipsey’s family felt was “unfit” to properly parent.
Furthermore, Lauren London was granted guardianship over the pair’s 3-year-old son’s estate — her only child with the late rapper. The report stated that London filed for guardianship in July, four months after Nipsey’s passing.
She will now have a legal say in the management of her longtime partner’s estate as it pertains to their son. Both Emani and Kross are expected to inherit $1 million each when they are of age.
The Victory Lap rapper’s older brother, Sam “Blacc Sam” Asghedom, has been overseeing the estate since the Grammy-nominated artist’s tragic passing. Blacc Sam filed a petition to assume control over the estate this past summer so he could handle business dealings and ensure his brother’s legacy stays intact.
Sam’s request was granted and he was appointed as the executor of his late sibling’s estate in August, according to Complex.
He wrote in his filing, “[Nipsey’s] passing has created significant media attention, which, in turn has presented potential time-sensitive business opportunities based on [Nipsey Hussle]’s likeness, right of publicity, and other intellectual property based on the media attention surrounding [Nipsey Hussle]’s exceptional life story and musical career.”