Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill have had to endure a lot ever since their relationship began. From the Twitter exchange with Safaree, to the ongoing beef between Drake and Mill, they have had to stick together. But still, there is the question of fans who have not hesitated chiming in on their relationship, with the most vocalized concern being that Meek is not good for Nicki. In all fairness, this is a view that is not mainly based on any tangible facts, but largely driven by fan-celebrity affiliation.
Safaree Samuels, who is Nicki’s ex, has been seen by some to be better than Mill because he had less drama. However, Safaree Samuels is currently said to be preparing to file a lawsuit against Nicki to get his cut of the profits from her songs after having contributed to the success of her three best selling albums, which include Pink Print and Pink Friday. Safaree Samuels also wants a fraction of the profits generated by Nicki’s most successful singles “Only,” which featured Lil Wayne, Drake and Chris Brown, “Flawless (Remix),” and “Feeling Myself.”
Apparently, Safaree has assembled tons of proof as evidence of his involvement in the creation of the songs and albums, and includes footage of him spending hours at the studio with Nicki, audio from recording sessions, and witnesses to verify all this. According to TMZ, Safaree has cited the executive producer credit he received from two of her initial albums says it all.
Looking back, Nicki Minaj’s relationship with Safaree Samuels began even before she became a mainstream entertainer, after she joined The Hoodstars around 2004. The rap group was composed of Safaree Samuels, Lou$tar and 7even Up. However, she soon left the group and signed onto Dirty Money Entertainment, a music label owned by Fendi CEO.
In the tabloids, it was speculated that Safaree and Nicki began seeing each other in 2011, but according to Samuels, who recently spoke to On Stage about their relationship, they began dating just after he and his colleagues formed the Hoodstars rap group. He soon became her hype man when she went mainstream. He also talked about the main problem about the fame that came with the success. The following was his statement as reported by Urban Islandz.
“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 loose being like a regular person”
Safaree Samuels also said that he was the one who made the decision to walk out of the relationship saying, “Towards the end I just felt like things change too much, I felt like it was the best thing for me to walk away from the situation because you ever seen that thing where it says sometimes it hurts more to hold on to something rather than just letting it go”.
Safaree also spoke about his recent diss track aimed at Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj, and said the reason why he did it was because he didn’t want to continue enduring the slander, and that it was his way of pushing back. The following was Safaree Samuels’ statement.
“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 then my next move would have been explosive”
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