But after sitting down with Wendy Williams to discuss the pair’s now-former relationship, he unveiled a few surprise details about Meek and Nicki that he claimed had even been news to him at the time.
Discussing how he and The Pinkprint femcee’s 15-year relationship eventually deteriorated into a final split, Safaree held on to claims that the MMG rap star was a contributing factor.
“The last year, year and a half, it just got really different. We just grew apart. And at the end of the day, Meek, he had a lot to do with it — with me and her breaking up.”
Wendy, with Safaree’s tacit confirmation, explained that he was the person who introduced Meek and Nicki to one another. After apparently feeling comfortable enough to pass her number to the Philly native so the two could collaborate professionally, Safaree was reportedly blindsided by what consequently became an intimate relationship. In terms of Nicki’s third and latest studio album, The Pinkprint, he further alleged that he had no clue Meek would be on the album until he heard the two songs with him on it.
“The last album, whether people know it or not, I was a part of the whole creating process of it up until the last month and a half of it, you know?” Safaree claimed. “Because, in the last month that’s when we were going through all the songs. Then I found out that there were two songs with [Meek] on the album.”
The songs in question, “Buy a Heart” and “Big Daddy” from the opus’s deluxe version, certainly didn’t exactify a personal relationship between Nicki and Meek, as Wendy explained. However, Safaree said his gut feeling was what eventually led him to believe there was more to their collaboration than just business.
After claiming that Nicki’s team tried blocking his appearance on The Wendy Williams Show as well, he sent a personal message to Nicki.
“Do what’s right,” he said. “That’s it — do what’s right. You know what I did.”
See what he had to say during Wendy’s “Real Life Hot Topic” below.
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