Who is Tanisha Foster? Late Nipsey Hussle’s ex demands full custody of daughter Emani

Tanisha Foster lost custody of her daughter, now 13, when Hussle's sister filed for custody claiming that her biological mother was not a fit parent


                            Who is Tanisha Foster? Late Nipsey Hussle’s ex demands full custody of daughter Emani
Tanisha Foster (L), and Foster with Nipsey Hussle and Emani Asghedom (R) (chynahussle/Instagram)
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Nipsey Hussle’s ex, Tanisha Foster, is striving to gain custody of their daughter, Emani Asghedom. Foster has reportedly objected to the guardianship that is in place for the 13-year-old at present. 

New legal documents obtained by The Blast reveal that Foster claims she allowed Nipsey’s family to have guardianship of her daughter hoping they would "act in the best interest of Emani.” “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,” the document states.

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In 2019, rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot dead moments after meeting with fans just outside his LA clothing store. Hussle was due to meet with the police in order to discuss the ever-rampant gang violence. The 33-year-old Grammy nominee was gunned down in LA after he posed with his fans for pictures. He had also taken to Twitter to share, "having strong enemies is a blessing," a few moments before he was shot. Hussle, whose real name is Ermias Asghedom, was shot multiple times and was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

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Days after his murder, a suspect was arrested by authorities. Law enforcement authorities revealed that 29-year-old Eric Holder was detained in Bellflower, a city in southeast Los Angeles. The suspect was reportedly on the run after fleeing the scene of the shooting. 

Who is Tanisha Foster?

Tanisha Foster, an ex of slain rapper Nipsey Hussle, is the mother of Nipsey’s oldest child, Emani. Foster lost custody of her daughter when Hussle's sister, Samantha Smith, filed for custody of the child, claiming that her biological mother was not a fit parent.

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Foster goes by the pseudonym Chyna Hussle on social media, including her Instagram account where she is followed by 130k people. A few years ago, Foster was picked up for a DUI in Los Angeles and sentenced to three years probation. However, her probation was revoked after she missed a court date for the case. She had been arrested two more times years ago on suspicion of vandalism, resisting arrest, and disturbing the peace.

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As for the custody battle, Foster alleged that shortly after she entered into the agreement with Hussle's family, they started “using 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 also said that the family “have frequently demonstrated their disdain for Emani’s mother in favor of Lauren London who is the mother of the other two minors and such attitude may impact the ability for (the family) to carry out their fiduciary duties as guardian of the minor’s estate.”

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Foster has now demanded that she be given full custody of her daughter. “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," she said.

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