The first (and hopefully only) lawsuit filed against the estate of late L.A. rapper Nipsey Hussle has been initiated by Paramount Recording Group, who say they are owed $32,000 from a previous judgment.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Paramount Recording filed a creditor’s claim seeking to recoup the money they claim they are owed from a 2012 lawsuit they won against the rapper and another party.
Nipsey’s brother, Samiel “Blacc Sam” Asghedom, recently filed documents requesting to be named administrator of Nipsey’s estate, which is listed at just over $2M. Although a judge has yet to make a ruling on Sam’s request, he says he needs to take control of Nipsey’s affairs in order to handle incoming business opportunities.
Sam said Nipsey died without a will and in a petition, Asghedom said the slain artist’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.”