Safaree Samuels Bio, Age, Nicki Minaj, Erica Mena, Music

Safaree Samuels Biography

Safaree Samuels (Safaree Lloyd Samuels) is a Jamaican American rapper, songwriter and television personality who started his musical career in the group the Hoodstars.

After the group split, Safaree went into a solo career and has released four mixtapes.

In 2016, Safaree joined the cast of the VH1 reality show, Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood and later in 2017, he moved back to his hometown of New York City and joined the Love & Hip Hop: New York cast.

He was born in the Marine Park section of Brooklyn in New York City on July 4, 1981, and he is of Jamaican descent. He has two sisters, Shaneequa and Samantha Samuels.

Safaree Samuels Age

Safaree is 41 years old as of 2023. He was born on July 4, 1981.

Safaree Samuels And Nicki Minaj

Safaree and Nicki started dating back in 2004 and around 2005, after several years of effort but only middling success, Hood$tars split up after Safaree is kicked out and Nicki stands by her man and leaves as well.

Nicki Minaj started her solo career and Safaree supported her as a hype man but their relationship was kept quiet. Nicki would later explain to GQ that the silence was a business decision.

“When I came in the business, you couldn’t tell people you were in a relationship, because record company and management said that doesn’t make you appealing to men. So don’t tell people you’re in a relationship,” she said.

In 2011, rumors of her and Safaree being engaged started making rounds after she is spotted wearing a big diamond ring.

Later in 2014, the couple went to Cabo San Lucas to celebrate a decade of being a couple and Nicki makes an Instagram post to commemorate the occasion, writing, “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. #Year10.”

Late October 2014, there were reports of their break up after Safaree was seen in public with his Nicki tattoos covered up and days later TMZ, reported that the two were no longer a couple.

Things turned sour between the two as they accused each other of cheating, lying and stealing in a public spat on Twitter.

In 2015, in an interview with The Breakfast Club hosts, Safaree said that he walked away when he started feeling disrespected. He said: “I just got to the point where the respect wasn’t there.

Everyone around her works for her, you know? So it got the point where it was like, I’m your man. I’m who you go to sleep with every night. I’m who you wake up with every morning. And it got to the point where I was being treated like an employee, instead of like her man.”

Relationships |Erica Mena |Marriage|Divorce|Nicki Minaj

Safaree and Erica started dating early 2018 and got engaged on Christmas Eve 2018.Erica Mena,is a reality show personality who is originally from the Bronx, New York.The couple married on 7th October 2019.

Together they had two kids,a girl born on February 2020,and a boy born on May 2023.The two later divorced in May 2021.

Earlier on Samuels had dated Nicki Minaj with whom they broke up in 2014. He is currently in a relationship with model Kimbella Matos.

Children| Daughter| Son

Samuels has two children a girl born in 2020 and a boy born in 2021.

Safaree Samuels Music

He began his musical career in the group the Hoodstars, which was formed in the early 2000s with rappers Nicki Minaj, Lou$tar and Seven Up.

The group recorded the entrance song for WWE Diva Victoria, “Don’t Mess With”, in 2004, and it was featured on the compilation album ThemeAddict: WWE The Music, Vol.6. Later after the group disbanded, Nicki Minaj started her solo career and Safaree supported her as a hype man.

Safaree, in 2010, co-wrote the single “Did It On’em” for Nicki Minaj’s debut studio album, Pink Friday and in Nicki Minaj’s second album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, which was released in 2012, Safaree has six writing credits and was featured on the track “Press Conference”. He also appeared in Minaj’s music video “Stupid Hoe” in 2012.

Later in late 2014, Safaree ended his long relationship with Nicki Minaj and several tracks on Minaj’s third album, The Pinkprint, are believed to have been inspired by the end of their relationship.

Safaree Samuels Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood

Safaree joined the cast of VH1 reality show, Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood’s third season, which premiered in August 2016.

Later in July 2016, he released a new mixtape titled Real Yard Vibes and in August 2017, it was announced that Safaree would compete in the first season of VH1’s Scared Famous, which premiered in October 2017.

Safaree Samuels Net Worth | Safaree Samuels Birthday

Safaree has an estimated net worth of $2 million. As of 2023.

Safaree Samuels Gay

Safaree is not gay.


Leave It To Stevie
Love & Hip Hop: New York
Scared Famous
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
K. Michelle: My Life
2015, 2017
Wild ‘n Out


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