The epic “Right By My Side” music video kiss between Young Money femcee Nicki Minaj and her fellow Queens-bred rap icon Nas, who would turn out to be her future rumored boyfriend, left some fans swooning and others suspicious of a love thing between the two artists.
Nicki’s then-boyfriend Safaree turned out to be the latter after he revealed to hosts of Easily Offended that not only was he hurt by it, but never saw it coming while he was on set for the video. Not that he could have either, considering that he said it went down behind his back, too.
The “Hunnid” rapper sat down with the podcast’s trio to discuss the steamy moment between his former fiancée and Escobar.
“You want to know what’s so crazy?” he asked. “I didn’t know it happened until the video came out…. I ain’t gonna lie— I was hurt.”
Safaree said he was on set for the video shoot the entire day, and the kiss must have happened the minute he stepped out for about an hour. He said that afterward, when the video had already premiered, she mentioned it slightly. However, he didn’t seem to know that the situation she was referring to went to such an extent.
Even though he still seems to be bothered by it years later, hopefully Safaree is continuing to move forward in his career sans Nicki controversies.
Listen to his recollection of the Nas and Nicki smooch below.
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