Did Safaree Samuels mean it when he said he’d be friends with Nicki Minaj again? It’s something that the Brooklyn rapper stated on Friday in a tweet. “You think you and Nicki Minaj could ever be friends?” one of his followers asked. “If she put her pride to the side, yes,” answered Samuels.
On the “Love & Hip-Hop: Hollywood” follow-up show “VH1 Live” that aired Monday night, he reiterated that point and said he has no ill feelings towards his ex because of their history together. “There’s no hate in my heart. It’s all love. Like, no matter what,” said Samuels, 35. “Too much has been done. Too much has been built for me to be like ‘I hate you.’ At first, it was what it was, but now I’m over it. I’m happy you are too. Let bygones be bygones.”
Samuels’ claims that he’s over his beef with Minaj is a far cry from what he stated in December 2015. At that time, the “Burner” rapper said that he did some ghostwriting on his ex's “The Pinkprint” album, but she refused to give him credit for it. “It was not no trying,” he said in an interview with ThisIs50, which was shared by The Shade Room. “I didn’t get any writing credit on anything ... [I helped write] anything that has to do with rap.”
That particular interview was the second time in just one month that Samuels threw a shot at Minaj and said that he penned some of her hit songs. In November 2015, after the Young Money member won Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album at the American Music Awards that year, her former beau tossed a little shade. “Heard I won an award,” he wrote. “The pen is always mightier than the sword.”
In Monday’s conversation, after talking about Minaj, Samuels said he’d also be willing to be friends with Meek Mill, who he had a brief back-and-forth with last year. “Yeah,” he said after being asked if he could befriend the Philly rapper. “Like, hey Meek, how you doing?” At this time, neither Minaj or Meek Mill have responded to Safaree’s tweet or what he said on VH1 Live.