Safaree Samuels said that Nicki Minaj used to hit him. He revealed the shocking news during an interview with DJ Envy and his wife on their podcast The Casey Crew.
During the interview, Envy explained that Safaree was a battered boyfriend who sometimes wasn't even allowed to leave the house.
"That’s true but it’s because she was sheltered. She’s in her cocoon and I’m there with her," Safaree answered. "I didn’t really have a life outside of that ... I was really comfortable but then the fights and stuff, it was getting too crazy. I was like, 'You know what? I don’t wanna go to jail. I don’t wanna go to the hospital. I'm backing up.'"
The rapper and reality star also said the physical and verbal assaults were so bad that he lost his self-esteem.
"I walked away. I'm not a confrontational person, and I don’t like to argue," he explained. "We’re not gonna be doing this all day every day. I’m not gonna have hands put on me and the verbal. It takes a while to get over that. It took me a while to have my confidence. That’s why I was going to the gym so hard. It took me a good 4 and 1/2 years to be like, ‘Okay, now I’m me and I’m walking on my own.'"
What do you think about Safaree's abuse claims? You can listen to the entire interview below. He starts talking about the abuse at the 19-minute mark.