Safaree throws some shade at Nicki Minaj.
Safaree Samuels is always an interesting interview guest to have on any radio program or TV show, so when he recently joined the the trio of Joe Budden, DJ Akademiks and Nadeska Alexis on Everyday Struggle, expectations were high that some juicy behind-the-scenes details would be revealed and, my goodness, did this live up to its billing. There were questions aplenty, about both Cardi B's sucess, his Meek Mill beef and, of course, what he really thinks of Nicki Minaj. Oh, and there's a mink coat change halfway through as well.
When he was asked if Cardi B had some ghostwriting help on "Bodak Yellow," Safaree really didn't seem sure one way or the other. When pressed by Joe Budden for a decisive answer, the rapper relented that he thinks she "gets help" in the writing department. He does concede that she wasn't without input tough, likening it to more of a collaborative atmosphere with whomever allegedly gave her help with the rhymes. When asked about another high-profile hip-hop artist, a man who's supposedly on his beef list, Safaree says that he's not really thinking too much about Meek Mill or trying to keep the fight alive. "Real talk, I don't even care about him that much," Samuels said. "He's not even on my radar [...] I'm on national TV, I'm doing my music, my "Paradise" song with Sean Kingston is poppin'," continued the rapper, listing off how he's satisfied with the goings on in his career at the moment - too satisfied to give the Meek beef any more attention than it deserves. However, while his stance may have softened on that front, the same can't be said for Nicki Minaj.
When the conversation rolled around to talking about his ex-girlfriend and one of rap's foremost female figures, Safaree sort of dodged answering a question about what exactly he contributed to Nicki's music in terms of writing. While his tone of voice got decidedly icier, he also insisted that he wasn't in the business of dragging Minaj to make it out to seem like she can't do her own thing. When Akademiks continued to question what Safaree's contribution was, the rapper got more defensive, saying that he didn't get the title of executive producer because he "just showed up with jewelry."
That contentious moment and the rest of the interview can be viewed below.