According to a petition filed by Nipsey’s brother, Blacc Sam, he needs to take control of his late-brother’s affairs in order to handle incoming business opportunities.
Sam writes that Nipsey’s “passing has created significant media attention, which, in turn has presented potential time-sensitive business opportunities based on [Nipsey Hussle]’s likeness, right of publicity, and other intellectual property based on the media attention surrounding [Nipsey Hussle]’s exceptional life story and musical career.
Sam lists that Nipsey died without a will, and lists the hip-hop star’s property at $2,035,000.
Sam has already shown support for their sister, Samantha, to get guardianship of Nipsey’s daughter, Emani.
Samantha has been temporary sidelined by the judge in the guardianship case, but will get a chance to fight for the child in court during a future hearing, which will also be attended by Emani’s mother, Tanisha.
The judge has not yet ruled on Sam’s request to become the administrator of the estate, but considering how closely he worked with Nipsey on the rapper’s business deals, would make sense for him to take over those affairs.