Nipsey Hussle's baby mama arrived to family court on Tuesday to do battle with his family for custody of her daughter, Emani Asghedom.
Tanisha Foster posted a selfie on social media as she arrived at court on Tuesday. She captioned the image: "Love my kids I'll always rise to the occasion for them".
According to TMZ, Tanisha broke down in tears at the sight of her daughter, whom she hadn't seen in months. The courtroom was cleared for 20 minutes to give mother and daughter some time alone together.
The mom-of-two is prepared to tell the judge she had joint custody of her 10-year-old daughter with Nipsey, 33, who was gunned down outside his clothing store in Los Angeles on March 31.
Nipsey's brother, Samiel Asghedom, aka Blacc Sam, and his sister, Samantha Smith, want custody of the rapper's daughter so they can control his finances.
Nipsey didn't leave a will, so his estate goes to his surviving children, Emani and a son with his fiancée Lauren London.
In addition to seeking full custody, The Blast is told Tanisha will be filing for child support, and she wants the financial assistance to come from Nipsey’s estate.
But Blacc Sam and Samantha are hoping to persuade the judge to keep the money in their family and terminate Tanisha's parental rights.
Nipsey's sister filed an emergency motion for custody of Emani, and she made it clear that she didn't want Tanisha notified of the proceedings.
But the judge denied the motion, saying the biological mother must be notified of the hearing.
In most custody cases when a minor child is involved, the custody goes to the mother unless she is found to be unfit.
The L.A. Department of Children and Family Services is also involved, considering Emani is still a minor child.
The child custody hearing was pushed until Friday when the judge will make a final decision.
Blacc Sam, who wants to be the administrator of Nipsey’s estate, said the rapper left behind over $2 million in assets, plus a plethora of business opportunities for the rights to Nipsey's name and likeness.
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