Nicki Minaj’s ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels may have released his own diss track aimed at Minaj and her boyfriend Meek Mill earlier this year, but is Samuels hoping to team up with Drake to record an even bigger diss track in the future?
In an interview with This Is 50, Safaree dishes on his current status with ex-girlfriend Nicki Minaj while also revealing his decision to file an “imminent” lawsuit against Minaj for unpaid writing credits on her past three albums.
While Safaree argues that he was responsible for “anything that has to do with rap” when it comes to Minaj’s music, Samuels maintains that Nicki Minaj purposely didn’t give him writing credit on albums like The Pinkprint, Pink Friday, and Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, TMZ reports.
Safaree and Minaj’s feud over the alleged ghostwriting rumors led Safaree to release two headline-making diss tracks aimed at his past relationship with Nicki Minaj’s current romance with rapper Meek Mill.
In Safaree’s track “Lifeline,” Samuels blasts Meek Mill by implying that the rapper is intimidated by Drake’s commercial success while also fueling rumors that he wrote Minaj’s raps for The Pinkprint.
“You dream about Drake numbers in your nightmares / But you hatin’ about me and my little career… My bars on The Pinkprint, no one’ll ever match / My d*** print, lil’ n**** you can never match.”
Speaking on his “Lifeline” and “Love The Most” diss tracks, Safaree also opens up to This Is 50’s hosts about Drake’s “Back To Back” diss track aimed at Meek Mill, admitting that he’s a huge fan of the track and would be open to collaborating with Drake in the future.
When asked for his initial reaction to Drake’s song, Safaree calls “Back To Back” “incredible” before explaining, “The beat everything about it… that was the most impactful record of the year.”
However, when pressed about a potential future collaboration with Drake, Safaree admits that it’s an unlikely occurrence given Drake’s close friendship with Nicki Minaj.
“I’m definitely open to it, but I don’t think that would happen… just on his account.”
“[Drake’s] neutral just as far as his issue is just straight on who it’s with,” Safaree explains of Drake and Meek Mill’s ongoing feud, “No matter what, [Drake] is not gonna be saying nothing about [Nicki], that’s why in the record he didn’t say nothing about her.”
The news comes just months after Safaree previously opened up about his thoughts on Drake and Meek Mill’s feud in an interview with Onstage TV, telling host Winford Williams that he is a fan of Drake and that “Back To Back” became a “club banger” despite the nature of the song.
“I like Drake,” Samuels admits, “That was hard, you come out and do a record like [‘Back To Back’] and it becomes a club banger, it’s crazy. He low-key inspired a number one hit, so good job.”
While a Safaree and Drake collaboration may not be on the horizon, rumors are already suggesting that Drake has a third Meek Mill diss track planned for his highly anticipated Views From the 6 album.
A source close to Drake previously revealed to Billboard magazine that Drake’s ongoing feud with Meek Mill has allowed the rapper to take “a lot of fuel” from the duo’s beef for Views From the 6, seemingly fueling speculation that Drake has a third Meek Mill diss song planned for next year.
While a release date for Drake’s new album has yet to be confirmed, the Toronto rapper previously revealed to the Fader that Views From the 6 will be dropping “imminently.”
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