'She longs to be with me': Nipsey Hussle's ex Tanisha Foster to fight his family over 14-year-old daughter
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Three years after the death of rapper Nipsey Hussle, his family is all set to fight against his ex-girlfriend Tanisha Foster over custody issues for his 14-year-old daughter, Emani. The parties are slated to go on trial this year on Thursday, April 27, according to the date set by an LA court judge. It has been reported that Nipsey’s family, his brother Sam, sister Samantha and mother Angelique, have been fighting Foster for months and were unable to arrive at an agreement in a scheduled mediation agreement in November last year.
RadarOnline reported that this comes after the family had obtained custody of Emani after the rapper’s death, stating that Foster was unfit to be a parent. They had claimed that she had a history of substance abuse and alcohol addiction, and had also stated that she had assaulted someone else in the presence of her daughter. At the time, Foster had agreed, but has since gone on to request that the fostering agreement be dissolved, with her saying that she agreed only because of her financial situation at the time.
“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 statement that asked for Emani’s fostering with the family read.
Foster’s lawyers have since defended her choice to have the fostering agreement overturned, saying that the family has broken her word and that she had agreed only because she believed the family would act in her child’s best interests. Foster's attorney said, “Tanisha’s motivation for doing so was in recognition of her own financial limitations; her desire to maintain the standard of living and family contact the minor had experienced with the paternal family prior to her father’s death; and upon the verbal assurances that each of them would act in the best interests of Emani.”
She also alleges that Hussle's family is biased in favor of Lauren London, who is mother to his other minor child, a son. She says such ‘disdain’ for her would “impact the ability for (the family) to carry out their fiduciary duties as guardian of the minor’s estate." Foster has also accused Hussle's family of misusing their “financial position and influence to disregard their priorities by controlling the desires of Emani and Tanisha by withholding financial assistance and reducing visitation.”
She has further said, “There are no circumstances or events in my life that would disqualify me for 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.”