The Blast has learned that a judge denied the request made by Nipsey Hussle's sister Samantha Smith for an emergency order that would grant her temporary guardianship of the late rapper's eldest daughter Emani Asghedom. "No urgency demonstrated for granting this relief prior to hearing on May 14th," the ruling states. Smith filed the request for guardianship earlier in the week.
Despite Smith indicating in her filing that she did not want to inform Emani's mother, Tanisha Foster, of her request, the judge ruled that she must be given notice of the hearing.
In 2013, Nipsey and Foster were granted joint custody of their daughter with Hussle getting her on weekends and Tanisha taking her during the week. However, Smith claims the late rapper became her primary caretaker and spent the majority of her time with her father. In her request, Smith says 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."
Smith claims her push for temporary guardianship lies in her desire "to ensure that she can continue to live with family members with whom she has always had close ties." Hussle's family also believes Foster cannot properly provide a stable environment for Emani.