|Real Name:||Safaree Lloyd Samuels|
|Birthday:||July 4, 1981|
|Net Worth:||$2 million|
|Occupation:||American Rapper, Songwriter,
Safaree Samuels had an on-again-off-again relationship with Nicki Minaj from 2000 to 2014. There was a time they kept the relationship secret. But like everything else in Hollywood, the secret came out. The good news for the American rapper is that he got the better part of the relationship. Nicki put him on the map, and he still earns money thanks to it.
The American rapper got a taste of fame when he joined the cast of Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood, a show on VH1. That was back in 2016, and then in 2017, he reprised his role in Love & Hip Hop: New York. Safaree is part of the music scene for several years. He had a couple of stage names, including SB, VVS Beezy, and Scaff Breezy. As of June 2020, Safaree Samuels’s fortune is over $3 million.
He worked for Nicki as her assistant, and then he moved the ladder. Safaree was Nicki’s best friend, hype man, and boyfriend.
Career Ups and Downs
Safaree started his career in the early 2000s. At the time, many people did not know about him. He dated Nicki, but nobody cared, since the relationship was secret. In the early 2000s, he joined the group HoodStars. Nicki Minaj, Seven Up, and Lou$tar were the other founding members. In 2004, they recorded the entrance song for WWE Diva Victoria.
But the group didn’t get success. They disbanded, and Nicki started her solo career. And it took off. Samuels supported her as a hype man.
Safaree helped Nicki in a number of ways. In 2010, he co-wrote the single Did It On’em for her debut studio album. In 2012, he appeared in the music video for Stupid Hoe. On her second album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, Samuels contributed with six writing credits. He also got featured on the Press Conference song.
In 2014, Safaree and Nicki broke up. She benefited by releasing a couple of tracks on her third album The Pinkprint inspired by the breakup. Safaree, on the other hand, still reaps the benefits of the relationship.
In 2015, after breaking up with Minaj, Samuels started his solo career. So far, he released four mixtapes including Real Yard Vibes and Fur Coat. Yet, his music career never really took off. On the positive side, his music career launched his television career.
He got his television debut in K. Michelle: My Life, a reality TV show. Then, in 2016, he joined the third season of Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood. The show documents the lives of people in Hollywood involved with West Coast hip hop.
In 2017, he joined the fourth season of Love & Hip Hop: New York. The New York show focused on people from the East Coast hip hop.
In the same year, Samuels competed in the pilot season of Scared Famous. The plot of the show is simple. Cast members from different VH1 shows live in a haunted house. The horror reality TV series had a winning prize of $100,000. Samuels made it to 3rd place along with Erica Mena. Fun fact: They met on the show, and then got married.
In February 2018, Samuels got honored with a Blue & Bougie Impact Award. And in the same month, nude pictures and videos of Samuels appeared online.
Earnings and Income
Safaree Samuels fortune as of June 2020 is $3 million. He has done a lot in music and reality TV, but that doesn’t translate to his earnings.
He is one of the most talked-about stars of the Love & Hip Hop show. He earned his fortune thanks to studio album sales, concert tours, and TV appearances. But lately, he earns money from brand endorsements.
In the summer of 2018, he claimed that Hair Club for Men offered him a deal for $500,000. Earlier, after a Twitter feud with Nicki Minaj, he earned $30,000. During the digital fight, Nicki revealed that she paid $10,000 for his new hairline. And the day after, Safaree revealed that he made $30,000 from hairline doctor referrals.
Safaree most important and recognizable relationship is with Nicki Minaj. Rumors are they started dating in 2000. At the time, both were part of The HoodStars group. For the first few years, they kept the relationship secret. But it came out eventually.
In 2014 they broke up after more than a decade of on-again-off again relationship. The breakup inspired some of Nicki’s songs on her third album. After the relationship with Nicki, he dated Nikki Mudarris and Dream Doll.
In 2017, Samuels joined the reality TV show Scared Famous. There, he met his future wife, Erica Mena. They got married in October 2019. He proposed to her on Christmas Eve of 2018. In February 2020, the couple welcomed their daughter.