According to TMZ.com, rapper Nicki Minaj was punched in the mouth by a man believed to be her longtime boyfriend, Safaree Samuel. Minaj told police she was punched in the mouth during an altercation yesterday at a hotel in Dallas, Texas.
Minaj is in Dallas to perform a concert tonight at the American Airlines Center. She is currently on tour with Britney Spears.
TMZ has learned ... Minaj was hanging out at the pool at the fancy Palomar Hotel when she got into a very intense verbal spat with an unidentified man she was staying with.
Nicki told a hotel employee to call police ... while the man went to their hotel room. Nicki followed soon after.
When cops and paramedics arrived, Nicki told authorities their poolside fight continued inside of their room ... and the man hit her in her lower lip.
Prior to socking Nicki in the mouth, Samuel tweeted this from his Twitter account:
Samuel left the scene before cops arrived, and like most domestic abuse victims, she is refusing to press charges against him.
Update: Samuel responds to the allegations that he attacked his girlfriend Nicki: