The Love and Hip Hop star was one in all Sean Kingston’s guest performers eventually weekend’s Chris Brown and Friends show on the National Stadium in Kingston. Among the many other guest acts through the “Beautiful Girl” singer’s set was Tommy Lee Sparta, who placed on a stellar performance in front of a sold-out crowd.
On Thursday (August 31), Safaree shared a photograph of himself and Sean Kingston sharing that following his breakup with Nicki Minaj in 2015, he went broke the next 12 months, and Kingston and his mother, Janice Turner, housed him for 2 years until he got back on his feet.
“In 2016/17 I went broke and was living w/ [Sean Kingston] for nearly 2 yrs,” he shared on Instagram. “I’m 4ever grateful to this man & his family! At 1 of my lowest times in life he held me down like no other! That’s why I don’t concentrate to this web sh*t. My level of affection and respect for the family is beyond measures! I actually appreciate and thanks all! I like y’all 4ever from the underside of my heart! [Mama Kingston] [Kanema Royal] I could go on 4ever but I just wanna say thank y’all! Being there for some1 after they don’t have anything is rather a lot different than being there when it’s all good Be kind becuz you never know what anyone goes through.”
Safaree fans also chimed within the comments, thanking Sean Kingston for what he did for his fellow Jamaica. Kingston also shouted him out on his IG Story, calling him an actual friend.
Prior to his stint on the Love and Hip Hop franchise, Safaree went through a bitter breakup with Nicki Minaj before she officially dated Meek Mill in late 2014. Safaree and Nicki Minaj started off as a part of the rap group Hoodstars and dated for 12 years before calling it quits. There have been some rumors that it was Meek who told Minaj that Safaree cheated on her, and which may’ve been the catalyst of their eventual demise, paving the way in which for Meek so far Nicki.
Within the years that followed, Safaree covered up a large tattoo he had on his chest of Nicki Minaj and attempted to jump-start his own solo profession as a rapper. He also accused her of not giving him writing credits on several of her music, including ones he said he co-wrote along with her. Nicki Minaj pushed back and said she wrote all her music.
In 2016, Safaree filed a lawsuit against Nicki Minaj, which resulted in a heated social media back-and-forth between the 2 parties. Safaree later withdrew the lawsuit, and it stays unclear if he and Nicki Minaj reached a deal behind the scenes.
Nevertheless, Safaree moved on and joined the Love and Hip Hop franchise, starting with Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood, where his dating life became a focus of his storyline. His long list of dating includes Ms. Nikki Baby and a rumored fling with Lyrica Anderson. He then moved to Love and Hip Hop: New York, where he began dating Erica Mena. The 2 later got married and had two children together. Safaree also appeared on the Atlanta and now Miami franchise of Love and Hip Hop, making him one in all the longest-running forged members currently.