A California judge has denied Nipsey Hussle’s sister temporary guardianship over his 10-year-old daughter.
Samantha Smith had requested to become Emani Asghedom’s guardian after the untimely death of her father on March 31. Smith said she has “always been a presence in Emani’s life and along with the rest of Emani’s paternal family has assisted in her care.”
Hussle’s family reportedly feels Tanisha Foster – Emani’s biological mother – cannot provide a stable environment for the young girl.
However, the judge decided differently on Wednesday.
“No urgency demonstrated for granting this relief prior to hearing on May 14th,” read court documents seen by The Blast.
The judge also ruled that Foster must be given notice of the hearing, which Smith wanted to do in secret.
Little is known about Foster but that she is the ex-girlfriend of the “Victory Lap” rapper. She uses Hussle’s surname and stage name on her Facebook and Instagram pages, respectively. Foster reportedly did not attend Hussle’s memorial service held at the Staples Center last month.
Hussle, whose birth name is Ermias Asghedom, was in a relationship with actress Lauren London when he was gunned down outside of his clothing store in Los Angeles. They share a two-year-old son together.
After Hussle’s murder, Smith promised to look after her sibling’s family.
”I got Lauren. I got Emani. I got Kross. I got Sam, he is my responsibility now,” she wrote in a lengthy post on Instagram. “He is my big little brother. I got mommy and Granny and Pop.”
She added, “You gave me so many tools. You gave me so much insight. We will talk every second of everyday and I am here to carry out your vision. Ermias God Will Rise. I love you forever and I will cry forever. You are my lifeline as long as I am here you are too.”
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You are my heart. You are my strength my wisdom my joy my balance. You are my Superhero. Invincible to me. I feel so safe with you. I feel so covered and protected. Imperfections do not exist with you because you are flawless. I need you I need you please let me hold you again. You are my baby. To the world you are the strongest man and to me you are the most vulnerable innocent child. Your heart is pure they don’t know you like we know you. Your love is expansive. Talk to me again. You’ve taught me so much. You hold me down through everything. I got Lauren. I got Emani. I got Kross. I got Sam, he is my responsibility now. He is my big little brother. I got mommy and Granny and Pop. You gave me so many tools. You gave me so much insight. We will talk every second of everyday and I am here to carry out your vision. Ermias God Will Rise. I love you forever and I will cry forever. You are my lifeline as long as I am here you are too.