Safaree Samuels Gushes Over Rihanna On Instagram, Says ‘Work’ Is The ‘Best Song Of The Year’

Safaree Samuels may have dropped his highly anticipated It Is What It Is Vol. 2 mixtape in December, but it appears that the Jamaican rapper is still hard at work in the recording studio. On Thursday, Safaree took to Twitter to drop a remixed version of Rihanna and Drake’s chart-topping track “Work,” before gushing over the Barbadian songstress in a series of steamy Instagram videos.

Following the success of his remix for Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” last month, Safaree Samuels took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce his plans to drop a remix for Rihanna’s dancehall-inspired track, “Work.”

“Dropping that work tomorrow,” Safaree revealed on Twitter earlier this week before teasing fans with a 15-second preview of his “Work” remix.

In addition to teasing his new music release, Safaree also took to the social media site to gush over the success of Rihanna’s new single, calling the track “the best song of the year.”

“Work is probably the best song of the year…,” Safaree began before adding, “That s*** is catchy as fu#{{^{^{^{***.”

Shortly after the remix’s release on Thursday, Safaree took to Instagram to promote the new track while simultaneously gushing over Rihanna’s dance moves in a series of throwback videos posted to his social media account.

In one video, Safaree’s “Work (Remix)” plays over a throwback video of Rihanna twerking on stage during her 2013 “Diamonds World Tour” while another video shows the “B**** Better Have My Money” singer showing off her best “Work” choreography as captured by a fan during the singer’s current “Anti World Tour.”

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In the last Rihanna-appreciation video posted to Safaree’s account, Samuels gushes over Rihanna’s dance moves before aiming to praise “all the island girls.”

Despite the fact that Rihanna has yet to comment on Safaree’s rendition of “Work,” the songstress recently debuted eight new dance remixes of her track via TIDAL’s music streaming service last week, including remixes from R3HAB, DJ BURNS, Bad Royale and Lost Kings, Billboard reports.

While Safaree may not be shy when it comes to showing his appreciation for Rihanna’s dance moves, it appears that the rapper’s newest release has also begun to spark feud rumors between Samuels and ex-girlfriend Nicki Minaj, who has teamed up with Rihanna in the past for tracks like “Raining Men” and “Fly.”

On Friday, reports surfaced suggesting that Safaree is aiming to get “revenge” on Nicki Minaj by remixing Rihanna’s “Work” given the closeness of Rihanna and Nicki’s friendship. The speculation comes just one week after Safaree seemingly responded to Nicki Minaj’s recent interview with NYLON in which Nicki gushes over her relationship with boyfriend Meek Mill.

In her interview for the publication’s April 2016 issue, Minaj opens up about her tumultuous split from Safaree while noting that her music was “a little bit emotionally unstable” following their breakup in 2014.

“I needed time to hear myself think again,” Nicki Minaj explains of her split from Safaree. “[B]ecause where I left off with The Pinkprint was a little bit emotionally unstable. I wanted to make a moment to just live my life, enjoy my life, have fun, go out…Now, I want my happiness to be reflected in the new stuff.”

Shortly after Minaj’s interview appeared online, Safaree took to Twitter to share a melancholy message about love and family, prompting speculation from fans regarding Safaree’s feelings towards Minaj and her relationship with Meek Mill.

“I think I need to just be single for the rest of my life or a long time,” Safaree began on March 16. “Guess ill never have kids. I have some things that need to be fixed.”

What do you think of Safaree Samuels’ remix of Rihanna and Drake’s “Work?”

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