Among the names littered throughout Remy Ma‘s scathing Nicki Minaj diss track “shETHER” was Minaj’s ex-boyfriend of 12 years, Safaree Samuels. During a recent visit to The Wendy Williams Show on Tuesday (March 7), Safaree brought his sparkly shoes and candid thoughts while reflecting on his personal and professional relationship with Minaj as well as the diss track.
“I landed and I’m, like, hoping someone didn’t die because I had about 300 calls and text messages of a whole bunch of people hitting me up,” said Safaree, who was on a flight before he learned of the diss record.
On “shETHER,” Rem calls out Nick for having ghostwriters, which was allegedly Safaree’s role. “It was a collaborative effort — she doesn’t sit there and do absolutely nothing. I definitely was a helping force that had to do with creating music,” he explained.
The conversation soon turned to money and when asked if he wanted to be compensated for helping Minaj, he responded, “It’s only fair.” He added, “I had my own account but as far as money coming in, she paid me. I did work and she was the boss of the situation.”
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“It was just a lot going on behind the scenes,” he also said of the lawsuit he hit Minaj with in November 2015.
As for his current endeavors, Safaree explained why he took on VH1’s Love & Hip Hop. “The exposure and how I portray myself on it is good for me and expanding my brand because if you’re somebody who naturally is going to be ignorant, ratchet and fighting anywhere you go, then that’s just how you are but I’m not gonna go on TV because there’s cameras on me, I’m gonna start fighting people now.”
In Wendy Williams fashion, the host then started prying about his relationship with Minaj. “The last year, year and a half, it just got really different. We just grew apart and at the end of the day, Meek had a lot to do with me and her breaking up,” he said. He recalled how he was also involved in the creative process of Nicki Minaj’s last album, The Pinkprint, until the last month. “Then I found out she had two songs with [Meek] on the album … and I just had an instinct there was more to it.”
Watch the loaded Q&A where they also discuss Nicki Minaj’s attitude and body, whether he’d consider getting back with her and reveals how Minaj’s camp tried to block the Wendy interview below.