On Tuesday (October 15), a judge signed off on Nipsey Hussle's immediate family members — his siblings, Samantha Smith and Sam Asghedom, and his mother, Angelique Smith — becoming legal guardians of the late rapper's 10-year-old daughter, Emani, TMZ reports.
The judge's ruling came after an intense custody battle with Emani's mother, Tanisha, who the family argued was "unfit." The court reportedly sided with Nipsey's family after they provided "sufficient evidence for their petition."
The judge additionally approved Lauren London to manage her and Nipsey's three-year-old son Kross Asghedom's finances.
Back in July, The Blast reported that Kross stands to inherit one million dollars from his late father's estate. With the new ruling, Lauren is now the guardian of Kross' estate, which ensures that when Nipsey's reported $2 million estate is divided between Kross and Emani, Lauren will oversee Kross' share.
Nipsey was gunned down outside his clothing store on March 31. His alleged killer is currently behind bars awaiting trial.
Last week, music journalist Rob Kenner announced that he is working on an in-depth biography about the late rapper and activist's life and legacy titled, The Marathon Don’t Stop: The Life and Times of Nipsey Hussle. The book that will feature "on-the-ground reporting and interviews" with the Nipsey's friends and family and a portion of the proceeds from the book will go to Nipsey’s estate, Complex reported.
“The last time I spoke with Nipsey Hussle, he told me, ‘I ain’t outside giving out jewelry or dropping off bags of money on people, but I’m giving out game,'" Rob told the outlet. "This book is my attempt to help fulfill that intention. The Marathon Don’t Stop will also place his accomplishments in proper historical context, giving Nipsey Hussle his rightful place in the history of hip-hop, Los Angeles, and America. It will include interviews with people who haven’t spoken before, as well as insights into the forces that shaped Hussle into the man he became."
He added, "Ultimately, though, this is a book about his life. My purpose is to lift up the best parts of Nipsey Hussle’s legacy so that they will live on and inspire others."
The biography is set to arrive on March 24, 2020, just one week shy of the one year anniversary of Nipsey's death.
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