Nipsey Hussle’s brother is still fighting off a songwriter who refuses to back down from her demand the estate pay her money, and the issue is making it impossible to wrap up the estate.
According to court documents obtained by Radar, Nipsey’s brother Blacc Sam aka Sam Asghedom, who was put in charge of the probate case, filed his second report with the court.
The late rapper’s family was able to obtain custody of Emani after raising questions about her mother Tanisha Foster’s abilities.
In the recent docs, Sam says he needs an extra year to handle all the estate matters properly. He is asking the court to extend the deadline to administer the estate until October 31, 2022. Blacc Sam explains all but one creditor’s claim has been settled.
He says Paramount Recording Group was paid out $31k, American Express released a $46k claim, a company named Chrome Entertainment dropped their demand for $27k and the State of California Franchise Tax Board was paid in full.
In another filing, Sam says the estate is worth an estimated $4 million which includes real property and annual gross income. “The assets of Ermias’ Probate estate are approximately $4,062,439.34 ($4,169,088.57 per inventory and appraisal, less $106,649.23 in creditor’s claims),” the filing reads. His children are expected to receive around $2 million each.
Nipsey’s brother also notes the estate is current on all tax filings and owes nothing in back taxes.
The report states, “All Federal and California individual income taxes have been paid, and all required Federal and California individual income tax returns are on extension.” Sam says there are only two remaining issues to be handled.
The biggest one is the creditor’s claim filed by a songwriter named Tasleema Yasin. Back in 2019, Tasleema filed docs demanding the estate pay her a cut of the profits from Nipsey’s track, Hussle & Motivation.
The song was released a year before the rapper was murdered. Tasleema claims to have worked with Nipsey in November 2016. The writer says she helped write and perform on the track. 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.”
Blacc Sam rejected the claim and is refusing to pay a dime to the woman. A judge has yet to rule on the matter. Nipsey’s brother also needs the judge to approve his family becoming the legal guardians of the estate for Emani.
A hearing has been scheduled for January 12, 2022. Sam says he needs the additional year to give himself time to work out the creditor claim and guardianship.