Tanisha Asghedom is the mother of Nipsey Hussle’s daughter, Emani. Over the years, she’s had some pointed things to say on social media about their relationship.
TMZ reported on April 30 that Nipsey’s sister, Samantha Smith, is now seeking guardianship of Emani. According to TMZ, Smith wants “to ensure the continued stability for Emani and ensure that she will be able to maintain her current and ongoing relationship.” The court have not yet ruled on the request.
Nipsey Hussle, the rapper known for his work in the community and his album, Victory Lap, leaves behind two children from two serious relationships over the years. He also has a son with current girlfriend, Lauren London.
Tanisha’s messages on Facebook date back several years. One, in 2013, read, “top of the a.m to my real husslers.” In August 2013, she wrote, perhaps in a premonition, “I just had a bad dream about my childs father some ppl beat him up bad at a store and i saved him but they got him again sh*t had me almost in tears i wonder what that means….”
She added, “it was just a dream yall no need for yall to be arguing just speaking my mind on my page.” She also wrote, “no im talking bout nip and yea we no bout blacc sam and he is not always around.”
Tanisha’s last post on Instagram, where she goes by the name Chyna Hussle, came on April 28. Nipsey died on March 31. The post shows a tribute to Nipsey Hussle.
She also posted a photo showing an Easter egg with Nipsey’s name on it.
On April 13, she wrote: “I LOVE YOU ERMY U NO WHEN IM MAD AT YOU ITS ERMIAS Joseph I love you so much.”
London posted this message on Instagram about Nipsey Hussle’s death, and she spoke about her love for Nipsey at his memorial service on April 11. She also unveiled a tattoo of Nipsey’s face on her arm.
“I am completely lost
I’ve lost my best friend
I’m lost without you
We are lost without you babe
I have no words.”
Tanisha’s last post on Instagram, where she goes by the name Chyna Hussle, came on March 29. Nipsey died on March 31.
In 2018, she wished Nipsey a happy birthday on Instagram, writing, “Well good morning I would like to wish This Man a Happy ? day hope your ugly ass enjoy your day…”
Some reminded the world to think of Tanisha too. “God bless Tanisha, the mother of Nipsey’s first child. She’s gotten lost in all of this. I’m uplifting eternal prayers for her as well. God bless you Tanisha ???” wrote one man on Twitter, echoing the thoughts of others.
Hussle was shot to death in the parking lot outside his store, Marathon Clothing, on March 31, 2019. “At approximately 3:20 pm there was a shooting reported in the area of Slauson Ave and Crenshaw Blvd. 3 victims were transported to a local hospital where one was pronounced deceased,” the LAPD wrote in its initial tweet. It was later confirmed that the deceased person was Nipsey Hussle, whose real name is Ermias Asghedom. That has sparked intense grief from the community and Nipsey’s family.
The LAPD has identified a suspect – Eric Holder – in Hussle’s death. You can read more about the suspect here. Holder is now in police custody.
Tanisha still uses Nipsey Hussle’s last name on social media; however, his death certificate stated that the rapper was never married. She is Tanisha Asghedom on Facebook. She has also used the name Chyna Hussle on Twitter. On Facebook, Tanisha writes that she is currently in a relationship and says:
“Studied at Rich Rollin
Went to Westchester Senior High
Lives in Los Angeles, California
From Los Angeles, California
In a relationship.”
Tanisha also wrote with a picture of another man, “mg bestfriend a blood but yea im cripping.” On Instagram, she has filled her page with pictures of her daughter, food she’s cooked, and of herself with another man.
Hussle leaves behind a net worth of about $8 million.
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Tanisha Asghedom Once Claimed She & Nipsey Never Broke Up
Tanisha Asghedom has stoked speculation over the years that she was reconciling with Hussle, despite his high-profile relationship with actress Lauren London. London has been at his side in recent GQ Magazine profiles, at events, and, in 2016, she gave birth to his son, Kross.
However, according to BET, when a fan asked in 2017 whether Tanisha was getting back together with the rapper, she responded, “We never broke up lol show me the blog.”
She also reportedly attempted to tweet at London, writing, “He told me he loves me today weekday about you lol now u can block me,” BET reported. Here’s the full tweet: “@Hits92FLL @IamLaurenLondon he told me he loves me today weekday about you lol now u can block me.” As noted, Tanisha goes by the name Chyna Hussle on Twitter, where that message appeared.
Nipsey appeared close to the couple’s child, Emani, his only daughter.
In 2013, Tanisha wrote on Facebook, “I’m very beautiful I love my life and how I live it I move fast and yea b*tch my fist do do so don’t judge its book by its cover I still have it in me hahahaha I’m a lil older calmed down but don’t test the waters u might drown.”
That same year, she shared a picture of Nipsey and wrote, “What me and emani is the only one that can get him to smile hahaha.”
However, it appears that Nipsey moved on, and he’d reportedly been dating London for years; she gave birth to his son Kross back in 2016, and his Instagram page is filled with photos with Lauren in a recent GQ shoot. (For her part, Tanisha has photos showing her with a different man on Facebook.)
In 2017, London and Nipsey did break up, with Nipsey Hussle writing on Twitter, “@LaurenLondon and I had a dope relationship and made a Beautiful child. we are deciding to separate and raise our Son together as the main priority. This was A mutual choice and We will function with each-other as family w love and respect.” However, they seemed pretty together recently for the GQ Magazine profile:
Here’s London’s Instagram post about Nipsey’s death.
During the memorial service, London stressed that she understood the community was sharing her grief. She had some words of consolation. She was surrounded by her son with Lil Wayne and both of Nipsey’s children.
Lauren London told the crowd: “We will never be the same” but “he is in all of us.”
“His soul was majestic. He was the strongest man that I ever knew,” she said. “A gentle father, a patient leader, a divine light.” London then read from a text that she once gave to Hussle just a couple months before he was shot: “I want you to know I feel real joy in my heart when I’m around you. I feel safe around you. Protected. Like a shield over me when you’re around I am totally myself with you.”