Safaree Samuels claim to fame mostly stems – if not completely – from his former relationship to Hip-Hop bombshell Nicki Minaj. However, the Brooklyn rapper who’s caused a decent amount of controversy in his own right is now looking to stir things up as the newest cast member of Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood (did LHHNY not have an open slot available?).
According to Billboard the man who has a thing for fur vests straight out of a Mad Max movie has had the option to get down with the VH1 reality series for a while now but wanted to um, “grow” as an entertainer before taking that step.
“[Being a part of] the Love & Hip Hop franchise is something I’ve had the opportunity to do for years, but I wanted to get myself established a little more as an artist,” he says. “Now I’m doing my own thing and just adding [Love & Hip-Hop] to my platform to help.”
From the look of things it seems like Nicki’s ex is going to be involved in a love triangle between Hollywood Nikki Baby and one of her girls. Yes, have rachetness will travel.
But the backlash that his character is sure to provoke won’t be fazing him in the slightest. As a matter of fact, he’ll welcome it.
“In the beginning, that stuff used to bother me, I’m not gonna lie. It takes awhile to build up your immune system, I would say, for this type of backlash. Every single person has an opinion about you. But at the same time, if they ain’t talking about you, you’re not doing something right, so I must be doing something right. I feel like that set me up for this.”
His beef with Nicki Minaj prepared him well. Speaking of, Scaf Beezy had plenty to say about ghostwriting.
Now, you’ve been associated with ghostwriting. What are your thoughts on the songwriting process and your position on ghostwriting?
We’re in the era now where it doesn’t matter who writes your stuff because when you really think about it, people don’t even care what the artists is saying. The old school era cares about what people are writing but they’re not even the ones buying records. It’s these young people who are buying records, and they don’t care who’s writing the raps. But in the business, it’s more of a pride and ego thing, where people are like, “Ain’t nobody gonna say they write my raps.”
Then there’s some people who are like, “Yeah, write me a whole thing and I’ll take some lines from it.” It’s all about delivery and however you put it out there, and that’s what matters. [Fans] don’t care about a songwriter or a ghostwriter. When someone’s going to buy a song that they like, they’re not asking who wrote it, they just like the song. That’s all behind the scenes industry stuff.
Check out the rest of the Billboard interview here where the Jamaican artist talks about his music and other stuff you probably won’t care about.