Safaree Samuels is a Jamaican-American rapper, songwriter, and television personality who is known for having been a member of the group the Hoodstars. Apart from that, he has worked as a solo artist and has released albums, extended plays, and songs such as Straitt, It Is What It Is, and Real Yard Vibes. In 2014, Safaree released a single called “Burner” off his self-titled EP.

Birth Name

Safaree Lloyd Samuels


Safaree, Scaff Beezy, VVS Beezy


Rapper, Songwriter, Television Presenter


Hip-hop, Reggae, and Dance H




916%, Stuntgang, H2O, X-Ray


American, Jamaican

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Safaree Samuels was born on the 4th of July 1981, in Brooklyn, New York City, United States.


He is currently 41 years old.

Sun Sign








Safaree Samuels attended Midwood High School.

Family Details

  • Father – Unknown
  • Mother – Unknown
  • Siblings – Shaneequa Samuels, Samantha Samuels (Sisters)

Marital Status


Girlfriend / Spouse

Safaree Samuels has dated – 

  • Nicki Minaj (2000-2014) – In 2000, Safaree and Nicki Minaj started dating each other. In December 2011, they allegedly got engaged as they were pictured wearing very similar looking rings. In the second half of 2014, But they broke up.

  • Erica Mena (2018-2022) – In 2018, Samuels became engaged to model, TV personality and actress Erica Mena on Christmas Eve. On October 7, 2019, the couple married. On February 3, 2020, Samuels and Mena welcomed their daughter. On May 4, 2021, he announced that he and Mena were expecting their second child together. On May 25, 2021, TMZ reported that Mena officially filed for divorce from Samuels.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 6 feet 2 inches
  • In centimeters – 185 cm
  • In meters – 1.85 m


  • In Kilograms – 81 kg
  • In Pounds – 178 lbs

Body Build


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color




Professional Statistics

Famous For

Samuels became known as a Co-executive producer on Nicki Minaj’s album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. He had a long-standing friendship/relationship with Minaj for more than 12 years until turmoil arose.

Music Debut

In 2015, Safaree released his first mixtape, It Is What It Is.

Television Debut 

In February 2016, Safaree made his first TV show appearance as a special guest in Season 8 of MTV’s hit comedy show Wild ‘N Out.

Brand Endorsements

Safaree has done endorsement work for several brands such as StuntGang.

Safaree Samuels Net worth

Safaree Samuels has an estimated net worth of $3 million dollars as of 2022.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Safaree Samuels

  • Samuels started his musical career in the group the Hoodstars, formed in the early 2000s with rappers Nicki Minaj, Lou$tar, and Seven Up.
  • In 2004, the group recorded the entrance song for WWE Diva Victoria, “Don’t Mess With”, which was featured on the compilation album ThemeAddict: WWE The Music, Vol.6.
  • In 2012, he appeared in Minaj’s music video Stupid Hoe.
  • In 2015, Samuels released the mixtapes, It Is What It Is and It Is What It Is, Vol. 2.
  • In May 2016, it was announced that Samuels will join the cast of VH1reality show, Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood’s third season.
  • In August 2017, it was announced that Samuels would compete in the first season of VH1’s Scared Famous.
  • In February 2018, Samuels was honored with a Blue & Bougie Impact Award.
  • In 2019, Safaree debuted the Anaconda line of dildos molded from his own penis.
  • In 2020, Safaree launched an OnlyFans account sharing his amateur adult videos for $20 per month.


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