Although he has a Jamaican accent Safaree was born and raised in New York. His mother and father are Jamaican immigrants who moved to the country just a year before he was born. His mother Shirley is a typical Caribbean parent. In several episodes of Love and Hip Hop she’s made it clear she thinks it’s time for her son to settle down and she wants it to be with a real women.
Who is Safaree’s girlfriend? After his long term public relationship with Nicki Minaj, Safaree has not had trouble meeting women but falling in love is another thing. It was reported that he dated model Zashia Santiago immediately after breaking up with Nicki. But since then he has stayed withing his reality tv circle. He has dated Nikki Mudaris of LHHHollywood, Sofia The Body, Dream Doll and Mariah Lynn. He was also seen getting close to Camron’s ex JuJu, but the two confess they were and are only friends.
In the early 2000s, Minaj joined Lou$tar’s rap group “The Hoodstars”, which also included Seven Up and Safaree Samuels. When the group decided to go their separate ways, Loustar continued to pursue music, Seven Up went to prison at Coxsackie Correctional Facility in New York, and Minaj continued to work day jobs in order to buy studio time.
According to sources Samuels filmed last season of LHHNY for $250,000. It’s a small sum compared to his lifestyle but the show has allowed him to command major bucks from speaking affairs and hosting gigs. Reportedly he charges $20,000 per event.
Safaree owns his own line of coconut oil called Safaree. The moisturizing product is currently sold out on his shopify page after nude pics of him were leaked online.