Loyal reader KC writes:
Nicki’s boyfriend is named Safaree Lloyd Samuels, not Jamai/Jamal Willis… her lyrics reveal their co-dependent relationship.
I like how you mentioned Nicki keeping her BF close for fear of being exposed. Her terrible album actually revealed a bit about their relationship in the few of her lyrics that actually hold deeper meaning:
From “Here I Am”:
“So do you take me to be who I am?
To have and to hold, ’til death do us part?
Cause if not, it’s just best we both part,
Cause how am I supposed to finish what you start?
*You got me thinkin’ twice to just breathe,
Then you say I won’t survive if I leave,
But I got a couple of tricks up my sleeve*;
I no longer need your attention – at ease.”
They go back and forth between wearing rings and not, hence the marriage part.
“How am I supposed to finish what you start”—Safaree has been her hypeman for 10 years, he probably argues that he is the one “behind” Nicki Minaj. I’m sure he writes her lyrics too, friends have long claimed that Safaree is actually a better rapper than Onika.
How long ’till she leaves him and pulls out the tricks up her sleeve?