Late rapper Nipsey Hussle’s sister has been denied temporary guardianship of his daughter Emani.

Nip, real name Ermias Asghedom, was fatally shot in Los Angeles on March 31, leaving Emani and his son Kross without a father.

Earlier this week, almost a month after his death, his sister Samantha Smith filed a petition to get an emergency order for temporary guardianship of Emani in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

She wanted to put it in place to enable her to make legal custody decisions in an effort to ensure Emani maintains close ties with her dad’s side of the family.

A judge has denied her request to be appointed Emani’s temporary guardian. The ruling stated, “No urgency demonstrated for granting this relief prior to hearing on May 14th.”

The judge also urged Samantha to give Emani’s mother Tanisha notice of the hearing.

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