Safaree Samuels Opens Up About Breakup with Nicki Minaj [Video]
Rucuss staffJanuary 14, 2015
Nicki Minaj’s ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels wants to tell his side.
The Only rapper has talked publicly about her breakup with ScaffBeezy, even calling him ‘corny.’ Now he’s fed up with her shenanigans. On Tuesday, Safaree stopped by The Breakfast Club to tell his side of the story.
SB revealed that the two have been a apart for four months. He was also the one that walked away from the relationship. Safaree claims Nicki treated him like an employee.
Check out excerpts from the interview below.
On how Nicki & SB met:
Nicki and SB were in a rap group together called Hood Starz. The group didn’t work out so she tried her solo thing and they moved to Atlanta. They were friends for like a year and half then they started dating.
On trashing Nicki in the media:
Safaree said he would never do anything publicly to bring her down. Whatever happens between them stays between them. He said he could bash her if he wanted to, but he’s not going to do that. He said it’s crazy that she’s bashing him now.
On who broke up with who:
He said, “I walked away. I’m not going to say I broke up. I walked away. I’m the one who packed my stuff and I left.”
On why he broke up with Nicki:
“It just got to the point where the respect was gone. It’s like everyone around her works for her. It got to the point where I was being treated like an employee instead of her man,” he said.
On why they kept their relationship a secret:
He said he really doesn’t understand why she wanted to keep it a secret. He said, “I just never understood that”.
On Nicki kissing Lil Wayne on the lips, giving Drake lap dances & the lyric that Wayne said about her man not hitting it right on “Only”:
“As far as the ‘Only’ song, that’s something that people on the outside took more disrespect than I did because I’ve been dealing with it for so long it seemed like the norm to me. I got numb to it. It is what it is”.
On the rumor that Nicki is now dating Meek Mill:
He said he introduced her to Meek Mill and if that who she decides to move on with then “it is what it is”. He said he’s not mad or bitter because if he wanted to make it work he would have tried to make it work. He said you can’t put a price on your peace of mind.
On his relationship with Meek:
“He don’t owe me nothing. He’s not a childhood friend I grew up with”.
On rumors that Meek was telling Nicki that Safaree was cheating on her:
“Listen, me and her were together for me and her. No one else had anything to do with our situation. No one else had anything to do with me and her and where we are now. I know people do try to tell her stuff, but I don’t know who.”
On his relationship with Drake:
He said he doesn’t know Drake that well, but he likes him. He said he’s a respectable dude. “I don’t have a problem with him. If it wasn’t for [Lil] Wayne, none of us would be here right now”.
On how he felt when Nick co-signed with comedian Lil Duval after he called him corny:
He said, “That was the thing that made me say I got to say something. She can take a picture with whomever she wants. She can get married tomorrow and be pregnant the next day and I would wish her nothing but the best. But when you try to pull me down and discredit what I’ve done for you, that’s what’s weak to me”.
On writing Nicki’s rhymes:
“Don’t say ‘Oh, I don’t have no talent’ because every time it came to writing raps and doing music, it was me, her and a beat. She doesn’t do it by herself. It was me and her. Don’t discredit me on what I’ve done for you, that’s weak. I would never do that to her. All I’m saying is this is something me and her did together. That doesn’t take away from what she’s done. She’s at the top of her league.”
On legally getting the money he’s owed:
Safaree said what’s fair is fair and you can’t take away from things he has contributed to.
On him spending “Nicki’s money”:
He said everything that he has, they got together. He said if he wants to buy something he bought it with his money. He said there is paperwork on certain situations.
On the rumors that he assaulted Nicki in a Dallas hotel:
He said that’s not true. He said all the cars he has are in his name.
On why he thinks Nicki didn’t want him to rap:
He said, “She just wanted me to be her support system. I can’t blame her for that. I was getting to the point in this past year, as a person, I just feel like I lost myself. Even now, not being in a relationship, it’s like learning how to walk and crawl again.”
On rumors that Nicki caught him cheating:
He said he was at the wrong place at the wrong time. He said there’s no truth to him cheating with the girl the media said he was cheating on Nicki with. He added the problem has nothing to do with cheating. He said they outgrew each other and they both don’t feel respected by each other.
On what changed their relationship:
Safaree dished, “I don’t think it was money and I don’t think it was fame. When you’re that big of a brand, you’re a walking, breathing corporation. You always have to be on. It was to the point where if we go out I can’t even hold your hand, I can’t put my arm around you and I’m an affectionate dude. I like to have my arm around my chick. I don’t want to have to be walking a couple of steps behind you and acting like you not my girl. After a while, that can put a strain on somebody”.
On him dating now:
He said he doesn’t feel like it was soon. He said they’ve been broken up for about 4 months now. He said, “That’s my soulmate, we just can’t be together”. He revealed Nicki’s mother wants them to come to respectable terms.
On if they can ever get back together:
“I don’t know man. I don’t look at her like ‘wow she’s so big and so famous, I need to have her in my life’. I don’t care about that. If you don’t respect me, and it’s to the point where I can’t deal with it anymore, I’m not going to put up with it anymore. I’m not saying I’m the victim and she’s the abuser. There’s stuff that she may feel like she didn’t like the way I handled myself. It’s just the whole thing trying to pull me down publicly; I just can’t deal with that. I’m not going to be out here doing 100 interviews. I had top magazines offering me covers for exclusive interviews, top talkshows asking me to do interviews. I don’t want to do that. Now, all of a sudden I’m corny? Don’t do that. I’m not going to come out and say you’re ugly now because we aren’t together. I’m going to keep it real”.
On if he feels like she dehumanized him by not treating him like her man:
“I’ve been dehumanized so much in my life that I’m just numb to everything”.
On him being suicidal after breaking up with Nicki:
Safaree admitted there were times he felt like he didn’t want to be here anymore. He said “I think everybody’s felt like that before. It’s not an easy thing to deal with. Now, I’m happy. I’m at the point where I can see it and not be bothered. Like before, it was hard for me to be in the car and she comes on the radio or if I’m looking on Instagram and I see memes and stuff like that, it use to get to me. But now I’m to the point where it’s like, tunnel vision. It doesn’t bother me no more”.
On if he would date another celebrity:
“Yea, it doesn’t matter if a girl is a celebrity or not. If a girl can make me feel good, if a girl has respect, it is what it is”. He said he’s not trying to rush into another relationship because he’s trying to re-learn himself after losing himself. He said he’s getting use to being around people again.
On who’s around Nicki now that’s going to keep it real with her:
“I don’t know. She got her friends with her but when your friends work for you, it’s not the same thing. It’s a little different”.
On if he would work with Nicki again:
“Yea, of course I would”.
On the last time he spoke to Nicki:
“She hit me two weeks ago. It just was like ‘are you sure this is what you want us to be?’ ”
Watch his entire interview below.
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