Nipsey Hussle’s sister is stepping up to become the legal guardian of her young niece, Emani Asghedom. According to documents obtained by The Blast, Samantha Smith has filed a petition to become the legal guardian of Nipsey’s 7-year-old daughter, who currently lives with her mother, Tanisha.

In court documents, Smith says she has “always been a constant presence in Emani’s life and along with the rest of Emani’s paternal family has assisted in her care.”

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Emani attended the Grammy Awards with her father in February, a month before his tragic murder outside his clothing store in the Hyde Park area of Los Angeles.

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Samantha, pictured speaking at her brother’s funeral, wants to be the girl’s legal guardian to ensure that she can make legal custody decisions regarding Emani and “to ensure that she can continue to live with family members with whom she has always had close ties.”

Emani’s mother goes by the names Tanisha Asghedom and Chyna Hussle. It’s unclear why Nipsey’s sister wants to remove legal guardianship from Tanisha, who ruthlessly mocked Nipsey’s fiancee, Lauren London, on social media.

Tanisha frequently wrote social media posts directed at Lauren, informing her that she still slept with Nipsey.

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