Nicki Minaj’s ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels has expressed interest in collaborating with rapper Drake, giving rise to speculations that he may be planning a diss track for Minaj and her current partner, Meek Mill. In August, Samuels praised Drake’s diss track “Back to Back” showing support for the Canadian rapper.
In a recent interview with "This is 50," a hip-hop community, Samuels called Drake’s "Back to Back" an "incredible" piece before explaining: "The beat everything about it… that was the most impactful record of the year." He also admitted that he wanted to team up with Drake but the latter’s friendship with Minaj might now allow him to do so.
“I’m definitely open to it, but I don’t think that would happen… just on his account,” Samuels said, according to the Inquisitr.
"[Drake’s] neutral just as far as his issue is just straight on who it’s with," Safaree said about Drake and Mill’s ongoing feud. "No matter what, [Drake] is not gonna be saying nothing about [Nicki], that’s why in the record he didn’t say nothing about her."
This is not the first time Minaj and Drake’s close relationship has come into the light. Recently, Hollywood Life reported that Drake gave Minaj a personal gift for her 33rd birthday without Mill’s knowledge.
Mill and Drake got into a public spat in July after the "All Eyes on You" rapper took to Twitter and told people not to compare him with Drake because he doesn't write his own rap songs. Drake responded with two diss songs, "Charged Up" and "Back to Back," while Mill fired back with "Wanna Know."
Their feud intensified after some songs in Drake’s mixtape with Future, titled "What a Time to Be Alive," took aim at the "House Party" rapper and his girlfriend Minaj. Drake had previously confessed his love for Mill’s girlfriend.
Meanwhile, during Samuels recent interview he also spoke out about his decision to sue Minaj over unpaid writing credits for the "Anaconda" singer’s three albums.
Safaree reportedly said that he was responsible for "anything that has to do with rap" when it comes to Minaj.
Last month, TMZ reported that Samuels wanted his share of income from Minaj’s albums -- "The Pink Print," "Pink Friday" and "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded." He also reportedly wants his cut from her singles, including "Only," which featured Chris Brown, Drake and Lil Wayne. The report added that Samuels had already found himself a lawyer and that a lawsuit was "imminent."
In his track "Lifeline," Samuels had slammed Mill saying that the rapper is intimidated by Drake’s success, and also fueling rumors that he wrote Minaj’s raps for her songs for "The Pinkprint."
"You dream about Drake numbers in your nightmares. But you hatin’ about me and my little career… My bars on The Pinkprint, no one’ll ever match / My d--------, lil’ n---- you can never match," were the lyrics of the song.