The mother of tragic singer Simone Battle has applied to become her daughter's estate administrator to collect funds from a slew of promotional contracts she signed before committing suicide.

The G.R.L. bandmember and former The X Factor U.S. contestant hanged herself at her West Hollywood home on 5 September (14), at the age of 25.

According to court documents her mum Donna Morgan recently filed in a U.S. court, Battle had $6,000 (£3,750) in cash to her name at the time of her death, but was poised for a big payday after landing deals with Sony and Coca-Cola, among other companies.

Her estate is expected to benefit from the agreements, but Morgan can only claim the contracts if she is officially placed in charge of her daughter's affairs.

Her petition is currently pending, reports Tmz.com.