Nicki Minaj's ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels is celebrating the “Pink Print” album's new success. Minaj's 2014 record has crossed the 1 billion stream mark on Spotify.
While it seems like a sweet gesture, Samuels says he is not merely congratulating his ex, but he's celebrating his success. The rapper has claimed many times that most of Minaj's tracks were either written by him or co-written with him.
Speaking of the success of the album, Samuels told The Shade Room: “It's all good. I was always used to never getting credit but it looks good. Congrats barbs.”
The message was amicable, but the rapper later posted something that had fans questioning whether he is being genuine about extending his congratulations to the “Anaconda” rapper.
Samuels posted a photo of a pendant, which looks similar to the album cover of “The Pink Print.” While it could be just a tribute to Minaj and the album, some speculate that instead of Minaj's fingerprint, which appears on the album cover, it is actually Samuels' fingerprint on the pendant, alluding that he made the album.
Minaj has yet to answer her ex's latest comments, but in the caption of a post acknowledging the milestone, Minaj said, “I am the pink print.”
There have been rumors going around for years about Samuels ghostwriting for Minaj. Most recently, rapper Rah Digga told someone on Twitter that she would not like to be compared to Minaj since Samuels was the one who wrote her songs.
“You definitely can't wash Nicki Minaj,” a fan told Digga, adding, “I put my life on it that Nicki will kill you lyrically.” To which Digga replied with: “W/ her lyrics or Safaree's?? Quit while you ahead bro...u got 8 lives left.”
Digga is not the first rapper to hint that Minaj has songwriters working for her, though. In March, Iggy Azalea said in an appearance on “Watch What Happens Live:” “I have just as many people on my writing credits as [Nicki Minaj] on hers. So, I don't think there's – I know I write mine.”