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Safaree Samuels Talks Lawsuit Against Nicki Minaj, Says Meek Mill Played a 'Big Part' In Breakup

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Beyond joining the cast of Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood and working on his own stash of music, rapper/reality star Safaree Samuels is keeping his resume clean of beef. The former longtime boyfriend of Nicki Minaj says a recent interview with Rap-Up that he dropped the lawsuit against his ex.

"I dropped everything," said Samuels when asked about the suit he reportedly filed against Minaj in November 2014 for unpaid royalties. “I’d started a process and then I was like, ‘It is what it is. If you want to deal with it like that, go ahead. I ain’t trippin’.’ I’m doing a lot and I don’t want to have to deal with depositions and courts and all of that."

He went on to clarify that ceasing the legal action was his own decision: "Ain’t nobody threatened me. Ain’t nobody make me do it. At the end of the day, I didn’t even wanna do it. I just know if it was me and the shoe was on the other foot, I’d handle it and just say, ‘Peace out. Here. Do what you gotta do. That’s it.’ But I just dropped it.”

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The statement falls in line with his previous interview with Billboard in August, where he said there was no lawsuits or semblance of a relationship with Minaj, who now dates Meek Mill. "Yeah, we don’t have any relationship," he offered. "We don’t speak. No lawsuits either. 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."

Samuels also discussed the Game versus Meek Mill beef, picking the obvious side. "The Game is a beast," he said, also calling his "Pest Control" diss against Mill "the craziest diss record of all time in diss history ... and it's not even on no biased shit." He went on to say that the Philadelphia rapper played a "big part as to why me and Nicki broke up." 

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