Tanisha Foster, the mother of Nipsey Hussle’s 10-year-old daughter, Emani Asghedom, reportedly had an emotional moment in court during an ongoing case for guardianship, according to TMZ.
The site reports that Foster broke down crying at the hearing held on Tuesday (May 14) after seeing her daughter "for the first time" in what the mother of three claims has been months.
According to the media outlet, the courtroom was cleared for 20 minutes, allowing Tanisha and Emani the opportunity to spend some time together. TMZ also reports that the hearing has been pushed to Friday (May 17) where a final decision will be made regarding Emani's custody and finances.
Last month, The Blast initially reported that Nipsey's sister, Samantha Smith, had filed an urgent request for immediate guardianship over her niece. According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Smith's goal of obtaining custody of Emani was to “ensure [her] continued stability," while guaranteeing Nipsey's eldest and only daughter "can continue to live with family members with whom she has always had close ties," court documents stated.
Smith, who once lived with her late big brother Nipsey, has "always been a presence in Emani’s life and along with the rest of Emani’s paternal family has assisted in her care, and continues to do so," per the details of her petition.
Smith's battle for guardianship over her niece has earned the support of Nipsey's father, Dawit, and older brother, Samiel Asghedom, who was also reportedly present at the hearing. However, a judge denied the early request for immediate request for guardianship, citing “no urgency demonstrated for granting this relief prior to hearing on May 14th," The Blast reported in an updated story days later.
While Emani's mom has been quiet during most of the news surrounding her daughter's guardianship, she took to her official Instagram on the day of her court appearance to say:
“Love my kids I'll always rise to the occasion for them ❤️”
Let’s keep our support behind a peaceful and amicable resolution between the families during this time.
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