Safaree Samuels may be busy promoting the release of his new album, It Is What It Is Vol. 2, but it seems the “Lifeline” rapper can’t escape questions regarding his alleged “imminent” lawsuit against ex-girlfriend Nicki Minaj.
In a new interview with The Breakfast Club on Thursday, Safaree Samuels dishes on his new record, dating life, and potential plans for reality television before opening up about his former relationship with Nicki Minaj.
Safaree made headlines earlier this month after sources close to the Jamaican rapper revealed to TMZ that Safaree is planning to file a lawsuit against Minaj for unpaid credits on her three previous albums and collaborations with Drake, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, and Beyoncé.
According to Safaree’s source, Samuels is prepared to present “a boatload” of proof that he was heavily involved in the creation of Nicki Minaj’s music, further fueling speculation that Safaree served as Nicki Minaj’s ghostwriter during their 12-year relationship.
When asked if he has begun the process of filing his lawsuit against Nicki, Safaree explains, “[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.'”
Later in the interview, Safaree is asked whether or not it bothers him that Nicki Minaj kept their longtime relationship private while her current relationship with Meek Mill is “very public,” prompting Safaree to scoff at Nicki’s relationship with Meek Mill.
“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 continues, “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….'”
In addition, Safaree is also asked about his opinion of Drake and Meek Mill’s infamous feud that occurred earlier this year after Meek Mill accused Drake of using a ghostwriter, prompting Safaree to give praise to Drake for penning his “Back To Back” diss track while arguing that rappers shouldn’t feel ashamed for collaborating with ghostwriters on their music.
While Safaree was able to discuss other topics such as his interest in appearing on a VH1 reality television series, his collaboration with Bounty Killer on his new album, and his new relationship, Safaree’s fans lashed out at The Breakfast Club following the conclusion of their interview with Samuels given the hosts’ heavy interest in discussing Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill rather than that of Samuels’ music.
Once Safaree took to Instagram to share a video snippet of his interview earlier this week, one fan argues, “they embarrassed you safaree they don’t like u they just wanted to humiliate u but God bless u and God bless them, [sic]” while other fans pointed out that Charlamagne was “unprofessional” for refusing to listen to any of Safaree’s new album.
Similarly, another fan writes, “The interview was filled with disrespect and they knew they were gonna be like that even b4 u got there! But hey brother what’s for you is for u, God’s taking you to higher places.”
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