DJ Khaled Donating ‘100 Percent’ of Proceeds from Nipsey Hussle Song to Late Rapper’s Children


God Bless You. 🙏🏽

DJ Khaled is honoring slain rapper Nipsey Hussle with the release of their joint track “Higher.”

Khaled, 43, made the announcement on Twitter on Wednesday, explaining the song’s proceeds will go to Nipsey’s children — son Kross, 2, with girlfriend Lauren London and daughter Emani, 10, from a previous relationship.

“Recently, I embarked on a soul-searching journey down a road I never thought I would travel in a million years. It began when a tragedy robbed the world of an enlightened soul, a brother, a father, a partner and my friend Nipsey Hussle,” Khaled began.

The hit maker went on to reveal that just days before Nipsey was gunned down in front of his Los Angeles clothing store on March 31, “he shared his energy and positivity with me on a video set for a song called, ‘Higher.’”

“After much prayer and reflection; and with the full blessing of the Asghedom family, I am sharing that with the world,” Khaled continued.

“The very title of the song reminds us that vibrating on a ‘Higher’ level was essence of Nipsey’s soul,” the music producer added. “It is in this spirit, of moving forward, of preserving his mission that I, my co-writers, producers and label partners are donating 100% of all of our proceeds from ‘Higher’ to Nipsey’s children, Emani and Kross.”

A gift from my brother Nipsey that we want to share with the world. We miss you and we will forever keep your legacy going. The Marathon Continues.

God Bless You.

— DJ KHALED (@djkhaled) May 16, 2019

“The Marathon Continues,” Khaled, whose upcoming album Father of Asahd will be released on May 17, added.

Along with the tweet, Khaled wrote, “A gift from my brother Nipsey we want to share with the world. We miss you and we will forever keep your legacy going.”

The sweet news comes just a few days after it was revealed that Nipsey’s sister Samantha Smith had filed a petition to become Emani’s legal guardian.

Smith lived with her brother, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, and Emani until about 2014 or 2015, but kept up “consistent and frequent contact” with her niece on a weekly basis in the years since, according to documents obtained by PEOPLE.

“ has always been a presence in Emani’s life and along with the rest of Emani’s paternal family has assisted in her care and continues to do so,” the documents read.

Her goal of obtaining custody of the girl is to “ensure continued stability” and guarantee Emani “can continue to live with family members with whom she has always had close ties.”

The documents were also signed by Nipsey’s father Dawit Asghedom.

Emani’s mother Tanisha Foster did not immediately respond to the filing.

Sources told TMZ that the rapper cared for his daughter before he was shot and killed.

London previously spoke about Nipsey’s love for his family at his emotional memorial, which was held at the Staples Center.

“My pain is from a 2-year-old that probably won’t …read more



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