Deb Antney Says She Thought Safaree Samuels Was ‘A Gay Guy Nicki Minaj Hung Out With’ As She Speaks On Their Former Relationship

Deb Antney Says She Thought Safaree Samuels Was ‘A Gay Guy Nicki Minaj Hung Out With’ As She Speaks On Their Former Relationship

Deb Antney might have been Nicki Minaj’s manager in the earlier days of her career, but she’s revealed that she had no idea the “Yikes” rapper was in a long-term relationship with Safaree Samuels at the time.

During an appearance on Drink Champs, Deb Antney said,

“I never knew her and Safaree was going together. I thought Safaree was a gay guy that she hung out with, and he was her helper. She never showed [affection].”

She added,

“When I was booking her out, she was like, ‘Deb, I need two rooms,’ but the two rooms wasn’t for him because she would get dressed in the other room, but I didn’t know that they went together. I never knew until he took my car from her, and she called me to lock him up. And then he called me, and that’s when he broke down everything.”

The Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta star explained,


“He put his career back for her, you know. He told me that. They put everything into her- to let her go.”

Nicki Minaj and Safaree Samuels dated for 12 years before their ugly breakup in 2014.

Nicki Minaj, Safaree Samuels

Years after their split, he suggested Nicki Minaj was allegedly physically and verbally abusive. He said back in 2018 that his life revolved around her.


“I didn’t really have a life outside of that. I was really comfortable but then the fights and stuff it was getting too crazy. I was like, you know what? I don’t wanna go to jail, I don’t wanna go to the hospital.”

He then alluded to abuse and said,

“I’m not gonna have hands put on me and the verbal—it takes a while to get over that.”

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Authored by: Char Patterson