Nude pictures of Nicki Minaj were leaked online by a man posing as the rapper’s former boyfriend, Safaree Samuels, TMZ reported late Thursday. A representative for Samuels denied any involvement in the leak.
A Twitter handle similar to Samuels’ leaked a number of pictures, some of which were in highly sexual situations, TMZ reported. The record producer's Twitter account has over 143,000 followers, while the account where the photos were shared had just over 5,600 followers. According to reports, the authenticity of some of the graphic images could not be confirmed.
“He'd never do anything like this, and he's doing everything he can to shut down the tweeter behind it," Samuels' representative said, according to TMZ.
The 32-year-old rapper and Samuels dated for 12 years and broke up just before Christmas 2014.
The NSFW pictures were leaked at the same time when Minaj announced her engagement to rapper Meek Mill. The “Anaconda” hitmaker, who only confirmed her relationship with Mill two months ago, posted a picture of a diamond engagement ring on Instagram on Wednesday.
Last year, reports had surfaced that Samuels was depressed over his split, and his friends had claimed that he had spent most of his time alone after finding out Minaj was dating Mill.