Safaree Samuels may be planning to file a lawsuit against ex-girlfriend Nicki Minaj for unpaid writing credits, but it appears Safaree may have hit a roadblock in his case after fans resurrected an old tweet from the rapper in which Safaree personally denies serving as Minaj’s ghostwriter.
Earlier this month, sources close to Safaree revealed to TMZ that Samuels is planning on filing an “imminent” lawsuit against Minaj for failing to properly credit his contributions on her past three albums, The Pinkprint, Pink Friday, and Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. The source explains that Safaree is prepared to present proof in the form of voice memos, recording sessions, video footage, and witness testimonies to validate his contributions to Nicki Minaj’s music.
Safaree, who is currently busy promoting the release of his new album, It Is What It Is Vol. 2, has spoken out about his decision to take ex Nicki Minaj to court over the unpaid writing credits while also further fueling speculation that he has served as Minaj’s ghostwriter during the duration of their 12-year relationship.
However, a newly resurrected tweet seemingly contradicting Safaree’s ghostwriting claims has appeared online, leading some fans to question the validity of Samuels’ accusations against Nicki Minaj.
DJ Akademiks took to Twitter earlier this week to discuss the controversy surrounding Samuels’ lawsuit against Nicki Minaj while sharing a screenshot of an old tweet from Safaree in which the rapper denies writing Minaj’s raps.
In Safaree’s tweet, which dates back to January 2015, Samuels writes, “if not the best.she has her style I have mine. So stop saying I write her stuff! Not true!!! She sits w/a pen&pad &does it herself!God bless. [sic]”
In regard to the tweet, DJ Akademiks explains, “I f*** with Safaree. He Jamaican. I’m Jamaican but he gotta get his story straight before court. She writing or nah?”
The DJ goes on to encourage Safaree to “stop talking” about the issue between himself and Nicki Minaj and to release the reference track for Nicki’s hit single “Anaconda” in order to provide proof of his involvement in Minaj’s writing process.
While Safaree Samuels has yet to address the resurfaced tweet, the rapper did admit during his Breakfast Club interview that his lawyers are encouraging him not to speak too openly about the lawsuit during interviews.
“[My lawyers] hit me up the other day and they was just like, ‘Listen, we see you on the press, you’re doing a lot of interviews…don’t go off and say too much about it,” Safaree reveals.
In addition to speaking on the ghostwriting claims, Safaree also admits that he’s unbothered by Nicki’s public display of her relationship with Meek Mill despite the fact that Nicki kept their relationship private during their 12 years together.
“It makes me laugh, it’s just funny to me. It doesn’t hurt me, it doesn’t bother me…it’s just like a funny situation to me,” Safaree explains of Nicki and Meek’s relationship.
“When you know somebody and you know how they really are and they’re doing stuff that’s not in their character, it’s like, ‘Oh, okay…,'” Safaree continues, “I know her and I know what’s her…like y’all, the general public, don’t know. It’s whatever.”
While Nicki Minaj has yet to directly respond to Safaree’s lawsuit claims, Nicki did address the ghostwriting rumors during a tour stop for her “The Pinkprint Tour” earlier this summer, E! Online reports.
“A b**** a** n**** can’t write my raps, you know why?” Minaj told concertgoers, “You don’t have the heart, or the mind frame, or the mother******* intellect, b**** n****. Don’t even know how to pronounce these mother******* words in my mother******* rap, b****.”
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