Kros Ermias Asghedom is the late Nipsey Hussle’s first and only child with Lauren London, his girlfriend of six years. Here’s a look at the young boy, who resembles his father.
Born Ermias Joseph Asghedom on August 15, 1985, Nipsey Hussle became a known artist in the entertainment industry. He adapted his stage name from actor and comedian Nipsey Russell and showed the world he had just as much talent.
Nipsey was a creative composer, rapper, and actor, most recognized for “Grand Theft Auto V,” “When They See Us,” and “Project Power.”
Nipsey Hussle during the Nipsey Hussle x PUMA Hoops Basketball Court Refurbishment Reveal Event on October 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images
Unfortunately, the world did not witness his musical genius for long. Nipsey was shot and killed on March 31, 2019, leaving behind his girlfriend of six years, Lauren London, and their son, Kross Ermias.
MEET NIPSEY HUSSLE’S SON
Nipsey and Lauren welcomed their son in August 2016, three years before the musician’s death. At that time, Lauren was already a mom to Kameron Carter, whom she shares with her ex-fiance, Lil Wayne. Nipsey was also a father to Emani Asghedom.
Emani is under the physical custody of the rapper’s family and has been living privately.
“We can’t stop, you know? […] It’s important for my sons to see me moving forward with grief, not just curling up in a ball because I curled up in a ball for a long time […]. We will continue moving on as we had to, as he would want us to.”
Lauren shared a snap of her son, who resembles his father, on his fifth birthday. She called him her “lighthouse” and “strength” in the caption, giving him the moniker “Baby Hussle.”
The birthday celebrant posed at different angles in his mom’s post, tilting his head slightly. Kross wore an outfit similar to what his father would wear as a child – an oversized top and striped pants with socks. He also had a necklace with a pendant of his dad’s face.
WHO IS EMANI ASGHEDOM?
Despite Nipsey’s demise, his children have the resources to continue a comfortable lifestyle. According to legal documents, the Kross and Emani are set to split $4 million yearly from Nipsey’s estate.
Emani is under the physical custody of the rapper’s family and has been living privately. They have raised the young girl and asked the court to appoint them as executors of her estate to “allow them to invest Emani’s share of the expected inheritance from her father’s estate.”
Nipsey Hussle during the Nipsey Hussle Grammy Celebration at The Peppermint Club on February 8, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images
Nipsey’s family wants to help Emani invest the money wisely to set up her future until she reaches 18. His brother, Sam, said:
“[Nipsey] was a role model to the community, to the kids, and the mothers and grandmothers, and the community that watched him grow up and seen him as a youngster, [and now] a family man, a father, raising his kids.”
Sam hopes to keep Nipsey’s entrepreneurial spirit alive in his children, and perhaps, by guiding Emani, he can let his brother’s legacy continue.