Over the past weeks, various social media posts between Nicki Minaj and Safaree Samuels have shown that theirs was an acrimonous breakup. However, things seem to have calmed down a lot since as Safaree Samuels finally spoke out this morning on the split, saying he wished Nicki Minaj nothing but the best.
On an interview with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, he talked about why he left, her relationship with Meek, his own new relationship, and more. Read below...
On the reason for the split;
“I just got to the point where the respect wasn’t there [...] Everyone around her works for her, you know? So it got the point where it was like, I’m your man. I’m who you go to sleep with every night. I’m who you wake up with every morning. And it got to the point where I was being treated like an employee, instead of like her man.”
On how he feels about Nicki Minaj’s recent comments on their breakup:
I think it’s crazy for her to be coming out now and trying to pull me down saying I’m corny. I never planned on talking about nothing. I never planned to. But to publicly try to pull me down, that’s why I’m like you’re getting ridiculous. If anything, all I’ve done is uplift you publicly.
When I’m going and putting tattoos of your face all over my body and showing the world that I think you’re the most amazing person you are at what you do. I would say it to her when it was just me and her and I would say it on a stage in front of 20,000 people. I don’t take away from her. You wanna acknowledge people that are trying to pull me down publicly and agree with them…When you try to pull me down and discredit what I’ve done for you, that’s what weak to me.”
"I would never do anything publicly to try to pull her down. Whatever happens between me and her one on one is what it is, that’s personal. I would never put that out there. I could be out here telling a million stories and doing cornball shit, but I’m not gonna do that and I never plan on doing that.
I just think it’s crazy for her to come out now and try to pull me down and try to say I’m corny. I don’t care who you with, who you with don’t mean nothing to me. I want you to move on, because I’m moving on. I walked away from the situation."
On Drake’s lap dance, “Only,” and Nicki kissing Nas:
“That’s something that people on the outside take more as disrespect more than I did. I don’t know. maybe I’ve been dealing with that for so long that it kind of seemed like the norm to me. I got numb to it.”
On Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill dating rumors:
“If that’s who she decides to move on with, then it is what it is. I’m not mad, I’m not bitter, because if I wanted to make it work, I could’ve made it work.”
On leaving Nicki Minaj, despite her fortune:
“Fame and money, you can’t put a price on peace of mind.
On aiding Nicki in writing her rhymes:
“She can take a picture with whoever 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 weak to me. Don’t say I don’t have no talent, because every time it came to writing raps and doing music, it was me, her and the beat. She don’t do it by herself.”
On rumors that he wanted to commit suicide:
“I definitely, definitely have been in places where I don’t wanna be here anymore.”
On whether he is in a new relationship:
“I’m not trying to rush into a new relationship right now because I need to learn and know myself right now. I lost myself so I’m trying to build myself back up. I’m getting used to being around people again."