Nicki Minaj and Safaree Samuels feud: MTV Video Music Awards 'increases security for fear of confrontation between the former couple'
Nicki Minaj and Safaree Samuels were together for almost 15 years, and their split has been less than friendly as they've often hit out at each other on social media.
And it seems that the feud between the rapper, 35, and her former beau, 37, has got so bad that the people behind the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards are reportedly putting plans in place to avoid any confrontation between the two.
According to a report from TMZ, the event has upped the amount of security both inside and outside the Radio City Music Hall in case the pair hit out at each other.
Avoiding conflict: Nicki Minaj and Safaree Samuels feud: MTV Video Music Awards 'increases security in case of confrontation between the former couple' it was reported on Saturday
Their appearance on the awards show will mark the first time they have been in the same vicinity as each other since Safaree accused Nicki of cutting him with a knife so badly he almost died.
The feud was sparked again when the rapper appeared on Hot 97, where Funkmaster Flex lit the fuse — and instantly regretted it — by mentioning the her ex's name.
Nicki angrily slammed Samuels claims he wrote her lyrics, and said: 'You lie about someones craft, and just because they're a woman they will believe you?'
She spat, before reaffirming her mantra she has held throughout her career: 'No man will ever write for me.' MailOnline has contacted representatives for Nicki and MTV for comment.
Claims: Their appearance at the awards will mark the first time they have been in the same vicinity as each other since Safaree accused Nicki of cutting him so badly he almost died
She accused him of 'biting the hand that feeds', and claimed his family said she was 'a lazy b*tch' for pursuing her rap career — when it was she who was supporting him with what little money she had before her success.
Her fury quickly boiled over onto Twitter when Safaree heard his name mentioned, and noted how Nicki still bristled before writing: 'Unless I really cared still I could not let the mention of someone's name get me that riled up.
'That looks like some1 who either stlll cares or just holding on to a lot of hate towards someone,' he tweeted. 'How many times have I said I never wrote ur raps? Nobody even talks about that anymore.'
Angry: The feud between the two was sparked again when the rapper appeared on Hot 97 where she slammed Samuels claims he wrote her lyrics and said 'No man will ever write for me'
Hitting back: In response, Safaree claimed he was the one to call time on their relationship because it had turned 'toxic'
He denied some of Nicki's accusations — including that he'd stolen her credit card and used it to pay for prostitutes — claiming he was the one to call time on their relationship because it had turned 'toxic'.
He continued: 'You hold on to everything,' he said. 'And now I stole your card? The 1 you gave me he pin for...?'
'Towards the end it got toxic and I just packed up and left. I did things for spite and so did you. I don't wish you bad and I don't want us back together just like I'm sure you don't. I don't need you you don't need me but we will always be linked in the public no matter what.
'We know each other inside out. Everything there was for us. I didn't use your card for prostitutes. We both didn't trust each other. You did sh*t I did sh*t. You said you were messing with meek a few years b4 y'all got together and I'm not mad at that.'
Accusing: He also claimed Nicki had almost killed him with a knife: 'Remember the night you cut me and i almost died the police and ambulance had to take me out the crib on a stretcher
Feud: Nicki and Safaree were together for almost 15 years, but their split has been less than friendly as they've often hit out at each other on social media
It was then he claimed Nicki had almost killed him with a knife: 'Remember the night you cut me and i almost died the police and ambulance had to take me out the crib on a stretcher and I had to lie and tell them I was trying to kill myself so they wouldn't take you to jail. When things like that start happening more Than once it's time to dip.'
But Nicki didn't take any of his tweets lying down, as she responded: 'U stole my card & told me you thought it was an account with 'free money' that I didn't know about.
'On God. God will strike you down & more for lying. Ha! Stop saying u packed & left ! On Jesus u came to my house CRYING BEGGING to go w|me to Europe to the EMA's. I said NO DUMMY' she tweeted
'Sherika & I had a bet that soon as you knew meek was bout to come home your crawl back & ya did! came to my house CRYING. JOYCE WAS THERE! My whole glam was there! Left who?!?! You gettin aired out on #QueenRadio too on Thursday! Apologize & STFU'
Not having it: But Nicki didn't take any of his tweets lying down, as she hit back in full force
Nicki wasn't finished airing dirty laundry however, referencing an incident in which her ex sent an ill advised explicit photo.
'Btch you hit me & meek asking us to get your dick pic back from someone. Lol. You were playing with ur d*ck in the shower by urself with suds & sh*t. I have the email where u said you couldn't pay ur electric bill & why you lied on me but go AWWFFF!'
Waving the white flag, Safaree backed off insisting he wanted an amnesty, but fired parting shots accusing the Chun Li hitmaker of merely trying to drum up publicity for her new album.
'At least y'all know I was trying to keep my nudes to myself now. Some1 was trying to leak my di%^ pic for years and ive been trying to stop it forever,' he admitted. 'But is this suppose to be your promo run? I'm flattered that you feel talking about me can help. I can't believe ur still mad.'
Hitting back: Nicki wasn't finished airing dirty laundry however, referencing an incident in which her ex sent an ill advised explicit photo
Final thoughts: Waving the white flag, Safaree backed off insisting he wanted an amnesty, but accused the Chun Li hitmaker of merely trying to drum up publicity for her new album
He continued: 'And you know what I still don't have no hate for you cuz I'm happy in my own mind now. Enjoy your album dropping. And stop letting these ppl see you sweat. This ain't you. You too big to act the way you be acting.
'No1 on ur level acts like that. Period. It's about to be 5wholeee years. There's no way I could hold on to something that long. You can front all you want you're not happy.'
Disregarding the feud, on Friday Nicki revealed that the best compliment Beyonce gave her was when she admired how professional she was for stepping out on national TV despite a wardrobe malfunction.
Appearing on SiriusXM, she explained: 'She was like, 'Oh my God I have so much respect for that, for the way you handled that. That was so professional. You didn't miss your cue! You went out there with that dress the way it was…You were on that stage when your first line came on. You did what you had to do!''
'So I was very proud to get a compliment like that from her because I was devastated and humiliated to be on stage with half of my torso out zipping up a dress on a live award show.'
Compliment: Disregarding the feud, Nicki revealed on Friday that Beyonce complimented her professionalism when she stepped out on national TV despite a wardrobe malfunction