Nicki Minaj’s Ex, Safaree Samuels Alleges Nicki Used To Beat Him Up!
In a recent media tour, promoting his new single, Jamaican-born rapper, Safaree has spoken up about being brainwashed in his relationship but admitted that he got perks by being by Nicki’s side.
Safaree: “I ended up being trained to be that kind of person. Like, in the beginning, its like aight, ‘Lil Wayne wanna holla at you? Imma shut my mouth and let’s see where this is gonna go. I can’t give you what he can give you so I’m gonna support. I was just doing that for so long it was programmed in my head.”
Gia Casey: “You were almost brainwashed. It’s like conditioning in a sense.”
Safaree: “I almost turned into a robot but it came with perks. It just got too technical, our entire life was business. There was no such thing as downtime.”
Gia Casey: “What were the perks that made it worth it?”
Safaree: “The perks isn’t really what made it worth it, all I saw was her and her excelling, and it made me feel to good to know where we came from. I just wanted to be supportive and be there, but at the same time wanted to be respected.”
He also agreed with DJ Envy that their coupledom was abusive both verbally and physically, on Nicki’s part, not his.
DJ Envy: “What made you never leave? I don’t wanna say you were battered but you were an abused boyfriend…sometimes Safaree couldn’t leave the crib. I swear on everything!”
Safaree: “Nah, Nah that’s true but it’s because she was sheltered, she’s in her cocoon and I’m there with her. I didn’t really have a life outside of that. I was really comfortable but then the fights and stuff it was getting too crazy. I was like, you know what? I don’t wanna go to jail, I don’t wanna go to the hospital.”
” I walked away, I”m not a confrontational person and I don’t like to argue. We’re not gonna be doing this all day every day, I’m not gonna have hands put on me and the verbal—it takes a while to get over that. It took me a while to have my confidence that’s why I was going to the gym so hard. It took me a good 4 and 1/2 years to be like, ‘Okay, now I’m me and I’m walking in my own.’”
He also revealed that his family, his mother especially, was NOT feeling Onika.
“I remember when my sister got married and it was time to go to the wedding in Jamaica, and I said I’m not going by myself, and they was like ‘Nah, Nah, Nah!’ In the beginning, everybody was cool, my mother didn’t know nothing but then my mother started to realize that something a g’wan and she started to have an attitude.”