Safaree Samuels on Nicki Minaj: "We Don't Speak, No Lawsuits"

Safaree Samuels gets candid about his relationship with Nicki Minaj.

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Safaree Samuels and Nicki Minaj had a long and contentious falling out after their breakup, especially after a lawsuit got involved. According to a new interview with Safaree, however, they're both finally ready to move on. "Yeah, we don’t have any relationship. We don’t speak. No lawsuits either," he said to Billboard, explaining that fans and the media gassed up the situation. "That whole court thing got blown out of proportion because people wanted to react. But if there was a court situation, you guys would’ve saw it. There’s no hiding."

Aside from that, he also addressed the issue of ghostwriting in hip-hop. Although many purists get upset about the idea that people don't write their own rhymes, Safaree doesn't see it as a problem. "We’re in the era now where it doesn’t matter who writes your stuff because when you really think about it, people don’t even care what the artists is saying," he said.

"The old school era cares about what people are writing but they’re not even the ones buying records. It’s these young people who are buying records, and they don’t care who’s writing the raps. But in the business, it’s more of a pride and ego thing, where people are like, 'Ain’t nobody gonna say they write my raps.'" According to Safaree, most people simply like songs or don't, they're not really concerned about who wrote what. 

Elsewhere in the interview, he discusses the booming popularity of dancehall music in America, his upcoming appearance on Love and Hip-Hop: Hollywood, and his love of Young Thug. You can check out the whole interview here.

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