Nicki Minaj’s ex, Safaree Samuels, is no stranger to throwing shade at the “Anaconda” rapper and her new beau, Meek Mill, but is Samuels supporting Drake after his public feud with the Philly rapper?
Samuels opens up about his split from Nicki Minaj, his ongoing feud with Meek Mill, and praise for Drake during an interview with Winford Williams for Onstage TV.
In the candid interview, Samuels reveals his decision to end his nearly 12-year romance with Minaj and combats rumors that he was trying to diss Nicki and Meek Mill with his track, “Lifeline,” Urban Islandz reports.
When asked about his relationship with Nicki Minaj, Samuels explains that he and the “Only” rapper began dating just one year after forming the rap group, Hood Stars, together. Samuels explains that he then became Minaj’s hype man once her career began to take off.
In regards to their decision to end their longtime relationship, Samuels admits that fame changed his perspective on their ongoing relationship.
“There are phases in it, you know when you just got with someone in the beginning, it’s the honeymoon…I am not going to lie, for the most part it was a great relationship, but then when all of this gets into play it’s a complete different beast when you turn into a mega superstar, when you kind of have to be in superstar mode all of the time, you kind of can lose being like a regular person.”
Samuels notes that while Minaj claims that it was his cheating that ended their relationship, he was the one to walk away from the relationship.
“Towards the end I just felt like things changed too much, I felt like it was the best thing for me to walk away from the situation because you never seen that thing where it says sometimes it hurts more to hold on to something rather than just letting it go.”
Speaking on his Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj diss track, Safaree admits that he doesn’t view his “Lifeline” track as a diss on the couple, rather, calls it a “facts track.”
“I was keeping my cool so what I put out it was just something to let it be known that I am not going to sit quiet anymore, so if another thing to slander me would have been done my next move would have been explosive. It looked like it work, it looked like they shut up,” Safaree admits of Meek Mill’s Twitter diss.
Similarly, when asked about his thoughts regarding Drake’s two diss tracks on Meek Mill, the rapper admits, “I like Drake,” before beginning to sing his track, “Back To Back.”
“That was hard, you come out and do a record like that and it becomes a club banger, it’s crazy. He low-key inspired a number one hit, so, good job,” Samuels concludes of Drake’s diss track.
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