Safaree Samuels Almost Shot By Stray Bullet

He says this is why he doesn't have sympathy for criminals.

BYErika Marie

It was a close call for Safaree Samuels after the reality star claimed he nearly lost his life. Samuels is known for taking to social media with antics and controversy; however, he gave a more sobering display on his Instagram Story. The father of two shared a harrowing tale of surviving a shooting that almost killed him. In a video, Samuels also showed off the hole in the wall and bullet fragments on the ground.

"I almost got shot in my head by a stray bullet!!" the rapper penned. "I was inches away from where the bullet holes came from!! This is why I can't f*cking stand Atlanta!!!!! THANK GOD OMG!! That's why I don't feel sorry for you criminals!!" In another slide, Samuels displayed an up close and personal look at the bullet fragment.

Safaree Samuels's Close Call

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 01: Safaree Samuels backstage at Vewtopia Music Festival 2020 - Day 2 at Miami Gardens Park on February 1, 2020 in Miami Gardens, Florida.(Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage)

"I cannot believe that just happened!!!!" he also said. "Whoever that was had a switch on his gun and let off 10 shots in 3 seconds." Samuels didn't offer up much more about the incident, but his fans were grateful he walked away unscathed. This isn't Safaree's first run-in with violence. In 2018, he was returning home when two masked men rushed and roughed him up during an armed robbery.

He spoke about it during an interview with Angie Martinez not long after. “I just got robbed at gunpoint. A couple hours ago. Two dudes with guns just ran up on me. Had me face down to the floor with a gun to my head. They just took everything.” An investigation revealed that at least one of the suspects was a childhood friend. In February 2022, The gunman in the case learned his fate. Tacuma Ashman, 43, was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Further, he must serve 25 before becoming eligible for parole.

No Sympathy For Criminals

Samuels took to Twitter to call the incident "probably 1 of the worst scariest nights of my life." It also may be why he doesn't hold any sympathy for those on the wrong side of the law. Meanwhile, fans have been reacting to this in awe. Check it out above.

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Erika Marie is a seasoned journalist, editor, and ghostwriter who works predominantly in the fields of music, spirituality, mental health advocacy, and social activism. The Los Angeles editor, storyteller, and activist has been involved in the behind-the-scenes workings of the entertainment industry for nearly two decades. E.M. attempts to write stories that are compelling while remaining informative and respectful. She's an advocate of lyrical witticism & the power of the pen. Favorites: Motown, New Jack Swing, '90s R&B, Hip Hop, Indie Rock, & Punk; Funk, Soul, Harlem Renaissance Jazz greats, and artists who innovate, not simply replicate.