Safaree Samuels

Samuels started his musical career in the group the Hoodstars, formed in the early 2000s with rappers Nicki Minaj, Lou$tar and Seven Up. In 2004, the group recorded the entrance song for WWE Diva Victoria, “Don’t Mess With“, which was featured on the compilation album ThemeAddict: WWE the Music Vol. 6. After the group disbanded, Minaj started her solo career and Samuels supported her as a hype man. 

In 2010, Samuels co-wrote the single “Did It On Em” for Minaj’s debut studio album, Pink Friday. In 2012, he appeared in Minaj’s music video “Stupid Hoe“. In 2012, Minaj released her second album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, where Samuels has six writing credits and was featured on the track “Press Conference“. In late 2014, Samuels ended his long relationship with Minaj. Several tracks on Minaj’s third album The Pinkprint are believed to have been inspired by the end of their relationship.[

In 2015, Samuels released the mixtapes, It Is What It Is and It Is What It Is, Vol. 2. In early 2016, he made appearance in the second season of K. Michelle, My Life.[ In May 2016, it was announced that Samuels will join the cast of VH1 reality show, Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood’s third season, which premiered in August 2016. In July 2016, he released a new mixtape titled Real Yard Vibes. In August 2017, it was announced that Samuels would compete in the first season of VH1’s Scared Famous, which premiered in October 2017