Apparently, hell hath no fury like an ex-boyfriend scorn.
Nicki Minaj’s old beau Safaree Samuels is reportedly gearing up to hit the Young Money rapstress with a hefty lawsuit. According to TMZ, Samuels is gathering his chess pieces to request a multi-million dollar cut from Nicki’s three studio albums: Pink Friday, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded and The Pinkprint. Samuels is also looking to cash out on the success of her singles, including “Only,” Beyonce’s “Flawless (Remix)” and “Feeling Myself,” the site reports.
TMZ reports that Samuels is gathering up his evidence for the suit, including voice memos and footage of him working with Nicki in the studio. He also allegedly has rounded up witnesses to support his claims. An unnamed source has commented to the site that a lawsuit in the matter is “imminent.” Samuels will also be referencing his executive producer credits on Pink Friday and Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.
Questions surrounding Safaree’s involvement in Nicki Minaj’s creative process surfaced following his interview with The Breakfast Club. Commenting on his disappointment with Nicki’s supposed discrediting of his contributions, Safaree alluded to having a hand in writing her raps.
“But when you try to pull me down, and discredit what I’ve done for you, that’s what weak to me,” he said. “Don’t say I don’t have no talent, because every time it came to writing raps and doing music, it was me, her and the beat. She don’t do it by herself.”
He later claimed the quote was misconstrued and clarified that he did not write Nicki’s rhymes:
if not the best.she has her style i have mine. so stop saying i write her stuff! not true!!! she sits w/a pen&pad &does it herself!God bless
— IG: @IAMSAFAREE (@IAMSAFAREE) January 28, 2015
If Safaree is gearing up to take Nicki Minaj to court, this may be hard to explain. Stay tuned.