Nicki Minaj‘s devoted fan base, affectionately called ‘Barbz,’ have made no secret of their approval of the femcee’s latest singles, ‘Barbie Tingz’ and ‘Chun Li.’ Hoisting the latter to a top 10 perch on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 (as we reported here), the cut – her 16th run in the chart’s highest dectet of positions – helped Minaj kick her way into history books by extending her already lengthy lead of ‘most top 10 entries by a female rapper.’ Add to this, the tunes’ respective entries on the chart assisted with tightening her grip on the title of ‘most chart placements by a female act in history (of any genre).’
Despite the applause of her fans, there’s one of her (former) supporters who is none-too-impressed: ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels. The rapper, who lent his pen to a number of Minaj’s more memorable hits, hasn’t exactly been in favor of a number of the song’s she’s produced since the dissolution of their professional and romantic relationship; ‘Barbie Tingz’ and ‘Chun Li’ are the latest to feel his disapproval.
Taking to ‘Big Boy’s Neighborhood,’ Samuels shared his thoughts on the songs as well as weighed in on her nemesis, rising rapstress Cardi B. Tuck in to hear it all from his lips:
Start at the :10 mark:
On Minaj’s ‘Barbie Tingz’ and ‘Chun Li’:
“That’s not something I would listen to,” said Safaree. “I’m just being honest, I’m not being a hater or nothing.”
On Cardi B’s ‘Invasion of Privacy’ album:
“It’s ill. I knew it was going to be ill though, cause it looked like she took her time with it. I like a lot of the songs on it…People love her so much as a person, even if her music wasn’t as good as it is, it would have still been like, bravo you did it. In this day and age, your personality is eighty percent of you being an artist.”
Fans of Minaj know this isn’t the first time Safaree’s weighed in on both rapstresses. Click here to read his reasons for believing the Young Money maven is ‘threatened’ by Cardi B.