Nipsey Hussle's Ex Tanisha Reportedly Planning to Seek Control of Late Rapper's Estate
Following her temporary loss in the custody battle for her daughter with Nipsey Hussle, Tanisha Foster is now gearing up to fight the late rapper’s brother in court one more time as she wants to become an administrator of Hussle’s estate.
When Nipsey Hussle was murdered on March 31, he didn’t have a will that specified who would oversee his fortune after his death.
Because of this, his brother and longtime business partner, Sam Asghedom, filed a request in court to be appointed as the administrator of the rapper’s $2 million estate.
However, sources close to the family told TMZ that Nipsey’s baby mama, Tanisha Foster, wants to fight Sam over the administrator position in court.
A hearing over the estate is set for June 10.
Tanisha tried to build her case alleging that Smith took Emani unlawfully after the rapper’s death.
The California state law dictates that the remaining net worth/posthumous profits should be divided evenly between the rapper’s children. Nipsey fathered 2-year-old son Kross with girlfriend Lauren London, and he also shared 10-year-old daughter Emani with Foster.
Each child would get around $1 million, less fees and taxes, and as Emani’s mother, Foster would be entitled to the money until the girl turns 18.
However, Tanisha is currently fighting over Emani’s custody with Nipsey’s sister, Samantha Smith.
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Smith filed documents in court to obtain full guardianship of the girl, claiming that Foster is unfit to care for her daughter and claiming 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 their family.
Tanisha tried to build her case alleging that Smith took Emani unlawfully after the rapper’s death. She said Emani was visiting her father on the day he was killed, and that Smith has illegally kept the girl with her since then.
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However, a judge ruled in Smith’s favor, giving her temporary custody of the child.
The decision was taken hours after it was revealed that Foster has an arrest warrant issued against her for a DUI-related case from 2017.
Tanisha was reportedly sentenced to 3-year probation in the case, but after missing a May 15 court date, her probation was revoked and a bench warrant was issued.
Besides the DUI, Foster also has a lengthy criminal record that dates as far back as 2006 and includes vandalism, resisting arrest, and disturbing the peace.
According to reports, another hearing in the custody case has been scheduled for July, but for now, Emani remains with Smith.
Foster's legal troubles will not help in her plea for custody or the administration of the estate. It will be an uphill battle for her in court.