Nicki Minaj was thought to have been in an extremely devoted relationship with her longtime boyfriend and hype man Safaree Samuels, but it looks as though their romance has come crashing down with reports alleging that the Anaconda rapper kicked him to the curb as he “grew jealous” of her global success and it looks as though he may be through with the relationship completely too as he’s had his tattoos of the star covered up.
The pair are thought to have dated for more than a decade with Safaree ever present throughout Nicki’s career over the last five years, appearing on stage with her during her concerts acting as her hype man and becoming well known to her fans. They seemed to be inseparable and rumours even began floating earlier this year that they were engaged or married after Nicki was seen wearing a ring, but according to TMZ, their relationship is over.
According to the publication, Nicki ended their 14-year relationship as Safaree became “uncontrollably jealous of her success” and reportedly wanted to seek fame and fortune in his own right. The straw that broke the camel’s back though was when Safaree failed to show up at one of her recent shows to perform his usual task of hyping up the audience, sparking a huge argument between the pair when Nicki, 31, confronted him and he is said to have not taken it well.
For those who were wondering why Safaree was so devoted to the Young Money star’s career, TMZ alleges that the former couple had an arrangement, which meant Nicki was charged with bringing in the big bucks and he would take prime position as her right-hand man, hype man and personal assistant. It seems there may not be any turning back for Safaree and Nicki, as he is said to have had the large tattoos of Nicki on his body covered up with new ones, and he was spotted out and about this week flaunting his new ink.
It’s not known when the break-up happened but Nicki hinted at her dating status back in May, when she tweeted: “SINGLE N READY TO MINGLE.” She’s back on the market, fellas!