Nipsey Hussle’s estate is fighting a writer’s attempt to collect on the money she claims she’s owed from the late rapper.
According to court documents obtained by Radar, Nipsey's brother, Blacc Sam, who is in charge of handling all matters, told the court he rejects the creditor’s claim filed by a singer/songwriter named Tasleema Yasin.
In 2019, Tasleema rushed to court demanding the estate pay her a cut of the profits from Nipsey’s track Hussle & Motivation. The song was released in 2018, a year before Nipsey was shot and killed.
She wrote, “In November of 2016, I collaborated with” Nipsey on the track. Tasleema claims to have written and performed the “ascending four-note vocal phrase featured throughout the song’s runtime, as well as a countermelody in my higher register featured prominently during the song’s chorus.”
The writer accuses Nispey of using the song on his 2019 album Victory Lap.
She says he never obtained permission or paid her any royalties for her work. She claims Nipsey screwed her over on the partnership. Tasleema pleaded with the court for the estate to pay her what she's allegedly owed.
In newly filed court docs, Blacc Sam simply checked the box saying he rejects the entire claim. He provides no reason for him dismissing the claim. Tasleema now has 90 days to file a response to Blacc Sam.
The family is still dealing with handling various other matters. The records reveal his estate is worth an estimated $4,169,088.57. Following his death, Nipsey’s longtime girlfriend Lauren London was appointed as guardian of her son Kross’ estate.
The late rapper’s family decided to petition for custody of his 10-year-old daughter Emani. Nipsey’s family had issues with his ex-Tanisha Foster.
The parties had a bit of a fight in court before the judge determined Nipsey’s siblings and mother should be appointed Emani’s guardians.
Nipsey’s oldest is currently watched by his sister, Samantha, his brother, and his mother, Angelique. His two children are set to inherit around $2 million each when everything is administered.