If another struggle rapper never remixed Desiigner's breakout hit "Panda" again, we could all probably die happy. Unfortunately, the king of the struggle rappers himself decided to spout up and mess everything the hell up. That's right, none other than Nicki Minaj's ex-fiance Safaree Samuels is back, and he's bringing his highly unnecessary reggae version of "Panda" with him.
There's a couple of things wrong here. First of all, half the video is taken up by the intro. "Panda" does have a notoriously lengthy intro, but Samuels' decision to include all of that talking and then only about 45 seconds of actual singing is quite frustrating. Second of all, his decision to refer to himself as the "Poonani Ninja" could be described—at best—as ill-advised, considering his loss of one of the baddest women in the game and subsequent slide into pettiness and irrelevancy. Finally, the song just isn't very good.
Basically, it's pretty much what you would expect from a dude who's only clinging to fame by continuing to stir up drama with a woman who left him a long time ago. In a way, you kind of feel bad for Safaree. Without Nicki on his arm, this is pretty much all he's got. Then again, if this is the musical output of the man who claims to be the mastermind behind her entire career, then it's pretty safe to say that Nicki probably isn't sweating it over his lawsuit.
If you're really brave, you can check out Safaree Samuels' version of "Panda" in the video above.