Nicki Minaj released her third studio album The Pinkprint this past week, which was inspired by her recent split from longtime boyfriend Safaree Samuels.
The former couple were battling it out on Twitter on Saturday, with Nicki’s mother even jumping in with her two cents.
Nicki, 32, appeared to start the online feud by taking to Twitter to write, “Even when I try to protect ppl, they still try to take advantage of me. Haven’t u learned that God is in control? Stop while you’re ahead.”
She continued, “Anything you don’t appreciate will be taken. God sees your ungrateful evil soul. I gave and gave and gave. Threatening me? Blackmail? Jump. 30K watch the night my cousin was killed on the street like a dog. More than rappers. But it was never enough. Don’t make me. Too much love.”
Minaj went on to imply that she encouraged Samuels to start his own career as a musician.
Nick tweeted, “Wanted fame. I gave u my blessing. I still love. I still love. I still love. I’ll always love. So disappointed. Told u It was the wrong move. I sheltered and protected u for years. Loyal for years. Come on. Selling ids? Cuz I’m happy now? Disgusting. Add up them chains watches bracelets rings cars bikes trex’s babe. Stop spending money to floss on IG. that doesn’t last. Love lasts.”
“This is somebody I grew up with,” she explained. “Like, I don’t even know how I’m going to function without that person in my life. I never lived my life as a famous person without him. I don’t think people realize it’s not just a breakup, that was a humongous part of my life.”
Here’s Nicki’s music video (or short film) from Pinkprint:
“im doing interviews about my s–t and s–t im promoting.. not 1 thing said im doing interviews about nicki. yall sound ridiculous,” he tweeted. “and speaking to some1 about pub and splits isnt blackmail. stop looking for pitty.. u handle your buisness why cant i? and its not Bout fame its about respect and youve had 0 for me the pass few years.the 0 respect u had for me at home had nothing 2do w/music.”
Samuels noted that the public would sympathize with Minaj more because she is a celebrity, and added that her Twitter attack was not the right way to handle the situation.
“im dissapointed too.. ur doin something to me publicly that the public doesnt know your doing but your the victim cuz ur famous.. smh,” he wrote. “its so ridiculous that instead of hitting my phone u come on here.. i dnt kno what your talking about at alll!! i would never do that!!! were not 2gthr nemore im fine with that.but im not goin back m forth w/u on here.i cant believe were doin dis. we use 2 laugh at ppl 4 this.”(sic)
Nicki’s mother, Carol, tweeted, “Safaree when you take on Nicki you take on me and the host of heaven.. Stop while you can SB!”
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