Nipsey Hussle’s brother, sister & mother have been awarded guardianship of the estate for the late rapper’s daughter Emani — but the battle with the 14-year-old’s mother is far from over, RadarOnline.com has learned.
According to court documents obtained by RadarOnline.com, a private hearing was held on April 27 in Los Angeles Superior Court where Nipsey’s family and his ex-Tanisha Foster were present.
As we first reported, Nipsey’s brother Sam, sister Samantha and mother Angelique have been duking it out with Tanisha who demanded the guardianship put in place after the rapper’s death be dissolved.
Following Nipsey’s death on March 31, 2019, his family members were awarded guardianship of Emani’s estate. They accused Tanisha of being unfit to properly take care of the minor child. In court documents, they pointed to her history of drug and alcohol abuse.
Nipsey’s family even referenced an incident where Tanisha allegedly assaulted another person in front of Emani and other children.
“Obviously, the behavior summarized herein endangered Emani’s well-being, but such behavior also makes Ms. Foster wholly unfit to act as guardian of the estate, and be able to manage Emani’s inheritance expected to exceed two million dollars ($2,000,000),” the family’s filing read.
“There are no circumstances or events in my life that would disqualify me from 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,” Tanisha wrote.
The court ended up awarding guardianship of Emani’s estate to Nipsey’s family. However, the heavily redacted court order noted the judge did not rule on all issues.
The judge said Tanisha has until June 21 to file a new petition to terminate the guardianship. A hearing has been set for July where the parties will appear in court once again on the matter.