Since Nipsey Hussle’s death in March of 2019, there’s been an ongoing custody battle over his now 13-year-old daughter, Emani Asghedom.
According to legal documents obtained by The Blast, Tanisha Foster, mother of Asghedom, is objecting to the guardianship currently in place for her daughter, which is her being under the care of Nipsey’s family.
The documents state: “Tanisha’s motivation for doing so was in recognition of her own financial limitations; her desire to maintain the standard of living and [familial] contact the minor had experienced with the paternal family prior to her father’s death; and upon the verbal assurances that each of them would act in the best interests of Emani.”
In the filing, “Tanisha claims she was in a ‘loving relationship’ with Nipsey at the time of his unexpected death, which existed since the birth of their daughter in 2008.” Although at the time of the rapper’s death he was in a very public relationship with actress Lauren London; they share a son, Kross Ermias Asghedom.
In the court filing, Foster expressed, “I have continued to be an active part of Emani’s life. She spends the night with me often, I take her to school, and I continue to do the things a parent would do with their child. I am very unhappy that the guardians will not take my calls. I have to go through a third party or Emani to communicate with the guardians. There are no circumstances or events in my life that would disqualify me for regaining my exclusive role as Emani’s parent. There is no longer any need for guardianship. Emani routinely asks me when are she and I going to be able to live together. She longs to be with me as her mother. I am begging the court to terminate the existing guardianship.”
The family was scheduled to appear in court on Friday (March 25) according to the outlet but theres no word on if the filing was completed.