We reported on May 3rd, 2019, that Nipsey Hussle’s Sister filed for legal guardianship of late rapper’s daughter Emani, and the request was denied by the judge.
Nipsey Hussle’s family and the mother of his daughter had an emotional showdown in court Tuesday.
Hussle’s sister, Samantha Smith, and his brother, Samiel Asghedom, appeared in court for a hearing on the guardianship of the rapper’s 10-year-old daughter, Emani Ashgedom. Her mother, Tanisha, was also in attendance and broke down crying when she saw her daughter for the first time in what she says “months.”
The courtroom was cleared for about 20 minutes while Tanisha and Emani spent some time together. However, the hearing was pushed back until Friday when a final decision will be made.
[VIDEO] Nipsey Hussle’s Sister Files for Legal Guardianship of Late Rapper’s Daughter Emani, And Gets
May 3, 2019
Earlier this week news spread that Nipsey’s sister Samantha Smith was seeking to be appointed the guardian of her niece and Nipsey’s daughter, Emani Ashgedom. However, this request was denied by the judge.
When she filed the request she said she had,“always been a presence in Emani’s life and along with the rest of Emani’s paternal family has assisted in her care.” Smith seeks guardianship “to ensure that she can continue to live with family members with whom she has always had close ties.”
Smith did not notify her nieces mother, Tanisha Ashgedom, about the petition and also did not provide adequate reasoning as to why she filed the request which is why it was denied. Although, in filing for custody, Smith specifically said that she did not want to inform her niece’s mother of her request.
The ruling stated, “No urgency demonstrated for granting this relief prior to hearing on May 14th.” The judge also added that Emani’s mother, Tanisha, must be given notice of the hearing.
The video is below.
The Blast obtained a custody order between the parents from 2013, which states that the parents both had legal and physical custody of Emani. These documents say that Nipsey had weekends and Tanisha had her during the week but Samantha’s documents suggest that prior to Nipsey’s death that Emani was living primarily with her father.
The Blast was told that Nipsey’s family does not think that Tanisha is able to provide a stable environment for Emani. The blast also said “As for why Smith may be going behind Tanisha’s back … it’s possible Smith and Nipsey’s family believe Emani may be in danger if the news gets out about the petition and possible change in routine.”
“Another reason could have to do with money. If Tanisha were to get full custody of her daughter she would be in a position to collect child support from his estate, which could end up being a lofty amount following the surge in music and merchandise sales since the hip-hop star’s death.” according to the Blast.
Tanisha has yet to file an opposition to the guardianship filing but she has been posting her daughter on her Instagram showing that she’s active in Emani’s life including a photo with her daughter and Dawit Asghedom, Nipsey’s father. However, Dawit gave Samantha his blessing in the paperwork to be Emani’s legal guardian.
Regardless of this, “Under California law, a mother or father has a fundamental right to be their child’s parent, with all the implied rights and responsibilities for care and custody. While this right is not absolute, Foster would only lose her parental rights to a guardian under special circumstances.” according to Mercury News.
So for Smith to receive guardianship, Emani’s mother would have to agree to Smith being the guardian or Tanisha would have to be proven as an unfit mother.
Written by Imani Maxberry
bossip.com // theblast.com // pagesix.com // mercurynews.com
[VIDEO] Bobby Brown Is NOT Happy With Chris Rock’s ‘Tasteless’ Whitney Houston Joke
Chris Rock recently shared a meme about Whitney Houston with a caption saying, “Me sitting in a meeting that could’ve been an email.” He took it too far when he added to the meme, “Hurry up I got crack to smoke.”
You can see it here:
Now ex-husband, Bobby Brown wants to fight the comedian.
Houston passed away in 2012 when she drowned accidentally in a bathtub in Los Angeles from a mixture of heart disease and cocaine. Brown and Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, died in a similar way 3 years after her mother’s death.
Brown furiously wrote, “When I see you on site I am going to smack every tooth out of your mouth. I thought you was a friend to my family but when I see you I’m a bust your a**.”
He continued by saying, “During this time of women empowerment you chose your time to humiliate our QUEEN.”
Chris Rock has not responded to Brown publicly but he did take down the post. This did not stop from people calling Rock out on how disrespectful and distasteful the tweet was.
TV producer Elgin Charles even spoke out tweeting, “I was already disappointed in Chris Rock (who I’ve known for years) for finding humor in Louis C.K. & Ricky Gervais’ use of the N-word. Now he’s making fun of my dearly departed friend, Whitney Houston, on IG. Addiction is NOT a laughing matter,”
Written by Imani Maxberry
Sources: bossip.com // usatoday.com