Nipsey Hussle’s family granted guardianship of 10-year-old daughter

The late Nipsey Hussle's family has been granted guardianship of his 10-year-old daughter, Emani.

According to court documents obtained by ET on Wednesday, the late rapper's mother, Angelique Smith, and his siblings -- Samantha Smith and Sam Asghedom -- were granted guardianship after providing sufficient evidence to the court for their petition. Samantha filed for custody of Emani in May, one month after Hussle -- whose real name was Ermias Asghedom -- was fatally shot outside his clothing store in south Los Angeles.

Emani's mother, Tanisha Foster, appeared in court to try to regain custody of Emani in May, TMZ reported. While the hearing was sealed, Foster told the outlet at the time that she was "pissed off" about the outcome as she walked out of court.

According to the documents obtained by ET in May, Samantha lived with Hussle and his daughter from 2008 until around 2014 or 2015 and assisted with Emani's "day-to-day care," and she continued to have "consistent and frequent contact with Emani on a weekly basis" after she eventually moved out. Samantha, according to the documents, petitioned the court for guardianship "to ensure the continued stability for Emani" as well as "to ensure that she can continue to live with family members with whom she has always had close ties."

In June, Emani paid tribute to her both her mother and late father at her elementary school graduation, according to photos and videos taken by friends and family and posted on Instagram fan accounts. During her graduation ceremony, Emani gave a short speech and gave a shout-out to her parents.

"I want to begin by sharing my thankfulness for my mom for believing in me, and my dad, for always being there for me," she said.

Aside from Emani, Hussle also had a 3-year-old son, Kross, with his longtime love, Lauren London. London shared a sweet birthday tribute to Kross on his birthday last month on Instagram, writing, "Today is my warrior baby’s 3rd Birthday. Kross Ermias Asghedom. You are the Light that shines in darkness. You are everything we prayed for and more. Continue to shine Sun 🏁🙏🏽💙." Dozens of celebs commented with birthday messages of their own, including La La Anthony, YG, LeBron James, Nene Leakes, Chaka Khan and many more.

Clearly, Hussle was beloved in the music industry. ET spoke to DJ Khaled in August at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, and he reminisced about working with "the king, Nip" on their song, "Higher." Watch the video below for more:

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Fuck. My whole energy is just at a low right now hearing this. We just linked for the first time in years and said we were gonna do a new song this summer cause it had been too long. You were having the best run and I was so happy watching from distance fam nobody ever talks down on your name you were a real one to your people and to the rest of us. I’m only doing this here cause I want the world to know I saw you as a man of respect and a don. Rest easy my g.
This doesn’t make any sense! My spirit is shaken by this! Dear God may His spirit Rest In Peace and May You grant divine comfort to all his loved ones! 💔🙏🏿 I’m so sorry this happened to you @nipseyhussle
RIP Nipsey. I just spent Thursday with him filming a video for a beautiful new song we created with Khaled. We fi…
Kim Kardashian
Watching Nipsey inspired me to invest and own in our communities. He was a solid man who loved his woman, his famil…
Just spoke to you, always kept it 1000. Always was real. You’re a 🐐 Rest up young KING. RIP Nipsey
😥😥😥😥😥😥‼️‼️‼️‼️ So so SAD man!! DAMN man this hurt.
Gone 2 soon @nipseyhussle I’m so sad right now I’ll just reflect on the good times we had 💙🙏🏽
RIP @NipseyHussle. Madness and Sadness.
I’ll remember him this way. Bright, genuine, forward thinking. I’ll remember the beauty that he saw in our commun…
Rolled down my window 12 years ago on Crenshaw & Slauson as you handed me your demo & said “Chuck, don’t frisbee my shit homie... give a young nigga a ear”. From that day to letting you open up for me on tour & us going around the world together, creating a bond & watching your growth to today...... Murdered my friend in front of his own store on a Sunday at that !!! After just talking to you on the phone just last night about the Dr. Sebi documentary, family, the kids & how we were both bout to f&$k the summer up with this music, the world loses a true king. A man that was truly about everything he spoke & stood up for all that he believed in. I keep seeing your name in these headlines bro, but it seems unreal to me.... like, I just cannot believe you gone !!!! I love you..... I’m really broken & saddened by the fact they did this to you SMMFH !!!!! I can only imagine what your family is going through right now... This was not how your life on earth was supposed to end !!!!!!!! They don’t even make friends like you no more...... @nipseyhussle 🙏🏾 & in LA, at his own store ?!?!? A store & business he put there for his people ?!?!? Los Angeles, how we let this happen ?!?!?!?!? I’m ashamed of you right now !!!!! Can’t even live out ya whole life in this city no more... this shit right here is just krazy to me !!!!!!!!!!!! #RestInPeaceNip can’t even fuckin believe it’s actually your name attached to all these REST IN PEACE posts !!!!! SMFH
Broke me.... we really fighting for our lives against our own kind and really have to take risk and match the level…
Real one after real one smh R.I.P Nipsey the solid morals you stood on and your legacy will last 4L!!
You were about something..positive and for your community in every chance you had to speak..and because of that You…
I’m truly hurt this was one of the good guys ! Sending blessings and love to his family 🙏🏽
Prayers up for @NipseyHussle
God please cover and restore @NipseyHussle right now!!! 🙏🏽🙏🏽
Thoughts and prayers for @NipseyHussle
heartbroken and speechless god bless your beautiful family just spoke about working... a community legend. a humb…
my heart is heavy right now. rest in peace nipsey 💔
God just lost a Son, a son just lost his father, a family just lost their king & hip hop just lost one of their elite. One of the Greatest overall MEN I’ve ever encountered in my life. He was always Leading by example by rebuilding his community. The entire Hip hop community and the World 🌎 is Numb. 🙏🏽🙏🏽
Praying for my boy right now.shit crazy. You’ve come to far for the mission to be stopped .God watch over this brave leader. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾#prayfornipsey😥💔
God damn man....Real emotions and feelings rights now. Fuck man...u have always been a good dude...I’m so sorry...R…
prayers up for nipsey x his family 🙏🏽😔❤️
This one hurts man... Lauren I am so so so sorry!!! RIP Nipsey 🙏🏽
This is so painful! @NipseyHussle was doing great work for the people. Keep his legacy alive by carrying on his wor…
Rest in Love Nipsey. I am an admirer of your wisdom which will now be part of your legacy. My heart bleeds for all those who love him. Stay strong @laurenlondon. He’s an angel on your shoulder now. ❤️
Our hearts are with the loved ones of Nipsey Hussle and everyone touched by this awful tragedy. L.A. is hurt deeply…

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