Nipsey Hussle’s Sister Wins Custody of His Daughter

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She petitioned the court to keep custody of Emani, writing that she wanted "ensure the continued stability for Emani and ensure that she will be able to maintain her current and ongoing relationship", according to TMZ.

Nipsey Hussle's sister, Samantha Smith, is the official legal guardian of the late rapper's 10-year-old daughter Emani Asghedom-for now. Tanisha cited her being Emani's biological mother as reasoning she should be awarded custody, and believes the "Law and Policy of this state favors the protection of the rights of natural parents and their children".

Loss: Emani has been living with Samantha since her dad's murder in March. He is scheduled to return for a pretrial hearing on June 18 in Department 100 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center. "I'm pissed off", she told a TMZ cameraman as she left the courthouse. Worse, it was revealed Foster has an outstanding warrant for her arrest related to a DUI conviction, as well as a couple of other arrests that speak to her temperament.

Foster's rap sheet also includes a 2007 arrest for vandalism and disturbing the peace, as well as a 2006 arrest for resisting arrest and disturbing the peace.

Foster's arrest warrant comes while her custody battle for Emani rages on in the aftermath of Nipsey Hussle's murder.

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In court documents, obtained by The Blast, Tanisha objected Samantha's recent filing to be named guardian of the ten-year-old.

Nipsey also had a two-year-old son, Kross, with longtime girlfriend Lauren London.

Hussle, whose birth name is Ermias Joseph Asghedom, was gunned down on March 31 in front of his store, Marathon Clothing, in Los Angeles. The alleged victim told the women he found out about Eric's connection to Nipsey's murder days later but was "was afraid to report his encounter because he knows Holder's a gang member", TMZ reports.

On Tuesday, Holder pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The 29-year-old is being defended in now being held in solitary confinement and faces a lifetime sentence if convicted.

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