Nipsey Hussle’s sister, Samantha has been the one with 10-year-old Emani since Nipsey was killed in March but Tanisha has been in court since then fighting to regain custody of her daughter.
Samantha played a crucial role in helping raise Emani when her father was alive and she wrote in her petition that she wants to “ensure the continued stability for Emani and ensure that she will be able to maintain her current and ongoing relationship” with her family.
But Emani’s mother, Tanisha, wants to regain custody of her child and she cried in court last week, saying she hadn’t seen her daughter in months.
Since Nipsey’s death, there has been a battle for custody of his first child, a girl named Emani Asghedom, who he had with Tanisha Foster.
Note that Tanisha has a warrant out for her arrest relating to an unsettled DUI case in 2017. She also has a lengthy rap sheet filled with arrests dating back to 2006 and 2007.
Monday’s hearing was sealed but another hearing date has been scheduled in July. In the meantime, the child remains with her aunt.
Tanisha was angered by this and left the courtroom crying. Tanisha’s lawyer, Larry Lewellyn, told the publication that he’s working with Nipsey’s family on a visitation schedule that will be in Emani’s best interest.