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As Nipsey Hussle‘s sister battles the mother of his 10-year-old daughter for guardianship, the late rapper’s brother and mother have joined in and are asking to be named co-guardians as well. According to court documents, Samantha Smith, Nipsey’s sister, filed an amended petition for guardianship of Emani.

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The docs state that at the recommendation of an attorney, they are requesting that Emani’s uncle, Samiel Asghedom (known as Blacc Sam), and Emani’s grandmother, Angelique Smith, “be appointed as co-guardians with Samantha Smith.”

The three state that they have been a “constant and strong presence in Emani’s life. They have participated in her care and upbringing since her birth. Since the unfortunate murder of Emani’s father in March 2019, Samiel and Angelique have assisted in providing care for Emani.”

The petition goes on to state, “The request to appoint Samiel and Angelique as co-guardians is, per the recommendation of Minor’s Counsel, a form of ‘insurance policy’ so that should anything happen to one of Emani’s guardians, other guardians are already in place to continue in providing for Emani’s care without having to return to Court.”

Emani’s mother, Tanisha Foster, is also fighting for custody of the child, and has been showing up to the court to argue her case.

By: Damilola Faustino

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