Arrest Warrant Issued For Nipsey Hussle's Baby Mama Amid Custody Battle
By Peyton Blakemore
May 20, 2019
Nipsey Hussle's baby mama is a wanted woman, TMZ reports.
According to the entertainment news site, Tanisha Foster, was arrested for a DUI in Los Angeles a few years back. While she pled no contest to one of the charges, she was sentenced to three years probation. However, she skipped out on a May 15 court appearance for the case, which caused for her probation to be revoked and a bench warrant to be issued.
Tanisha's arrest warrant comes amid her ongoing custody battle with Nipsey's family. Just last week, the late rapper's ex-wife claimed Nipsey's sister, Samantha Smith, took custody of her and Nip's daughter, Emani, after the rapper was killed on March 31 and has refused to return her.
In court documents, obtained by The Blast, Tanisha objected Samantha's recent filing to be named guardian of the ten-year-old. Tanisha cited her being Emani's biological mother as reasoning she should be awarded custody, and believes the "Law and Policy of this state favors the protection of the rights of natural parents and their children." She added, "Objector has statutory priority over petitioner."
Tanisha additionally claimed that Emani was visiting her father Nipsey on the day that he was murdered and said that Sam "unlawfully took the minor and as of this date, despite objectors demand, refused to return the minor to Objector." She added that she believes "the best interests" of Emani are not being served by Sam's "act of removing the minor from her mother’s custody; and by refusing contact between minor and mother." Tanisha is asking that Sam's petition for guardianship be denied.
The 25-year-old skin therapist requested to be appointed as temporary guardian to Emani last month, but was denied shortly thereafter after a judge said there was "No urgency demonstrated for granting this relief prior to hearing on May 14th," The Blast reported at the time.
A judge has yet to rule on the custody of Emani.
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